After a couple of days in London, my family and I went by train to Cornwall for 5 days. The weather was clear and hot the entire time. We and the local population were overjoyed with the sunshine, although wilted from the heat. We stayed in Newlyn at Cooper's Cottage, a holiday cottage, from which we explored Newlyn itself and made day trips to Mousehole, Penzance, and St. Michael's Mount.
Newlyn is a lovely seaside village, cascading down the hillside to the harbor.
Cooper's Cottage is located just off the main road. We could, and did, walk everywhere.
The door of the cottage opened onto a short lane.
We took off down the lane into the village.
The first evening, after a rough start finding the "right" Cooper's Cottage (an effort that may have involved breaking and entering into 2(!) places that were not the "right" Cooper's Cottage), we ate at a wonderful seafood restaurant called Mackerel Sky. It was delicious and relaxing - just what we needed to settle in. Over the next days we wandered around Newlyn and environs.
I had my new camera with me, and put it to good use. Such good use that I have way too many photos crammed into this post.
I took lots of photos of the harbor.
The calm, sunny days yielded interesting reflections on the water.
Later in the day, we all went for a walk along the harbor wall.
Next up - a short walk along the Coastal Footpath to Mousehole.
|Rather than not feeling welcomed, we opted not to drive at all, much to the increased safety of everyone.
|The very tippy top of the cottage where we stayed is just visible on the right side of the photo.
|The window of my attic bedroom is in the very center of the photo, just below the green tree.
|Most of the group (except for 1 sister who took the photo) -brother at the front, sister at the left, me in the middle, and 2 brothers-in-law at the back.
|View from the attic window across Newlyn rooftops towards Penzance just to the north.
|Looking SSE just after daybreak.
|Steep lane toward the harbor.
|Talking to locals to find out about bus stops, etc.
|The stream which Mackerel Sky patio overlooks.
|Lovely house further up the same stream.
|Dawn view of St. Michael's Mount in the distance across Mount's Bay.
|The lighthouse at the harbor entrance.
|The "wrong" Cooper's Cottage is in the lane to the right of the building with the blue door and window. Oops.
|Definitely a fishing port. All the boats are out at sea at this early hour.
|I love the bright colors of the containers.
|Brother, sister, brothers-in-law, dwarfed by neatly bundled ropes.
|The inner harbor.
|This boat was being stripped of rust and repainted.