Looking back at 2011, I’m reminded of the fantastic year that I had. A birthday trip to New York (which was bloody amazing), lovely weddings shared with friends, lots of live music and during the summer, a gorgeous excursion to Cornwall. This was extra special as the main reason for the trip was due to one of my oldest friends marrying. Perfect!
This was my first real trip to Cornwall and I was eager to see what more it had in store other than pasties and ale (although they were indeed mighty tasty).
Some friends and I stayed for a week in a quaint fishing village, Coverack, which is situated on the east side of the Lizard Peninsula (around 9 miles South from Falmouth). This is a gorgeous little village with some stunning coastal walks, which felt very “Enid Blyton-esque”: plenty of coves, caves, beaches, and even wild ponies roaming. In the village itself there are a few token shops and a couple of great restaurants serving fantastic fish dishes along with a large local pub, which provided some tasty beverages.
But, as I mentioned before, the main purpose of our trip down to the West Country was to share our good friend’s special day. This was spent in Falmouth, mostly on a boat. Having shared the ceremony at the town, the guests all walked down to the harbour and hopped aboard “The Enterprise II” where we then spent the remainder of the afternoon. We supped Cornish bubbles from wonderful vintage glasses, ate crab sandwiches, pasties and other delicious local delights and enjoyed the sights of Cornwall as we slowly sailed by.
We stopped off mid-sail at a place called St Mawes where we all stretched our legs and took in the sights. It was like stepping back in time!
In true English summer style, the rain came and drove us all back to the boat where we took off our shoes, supped more bubbles, and danced away to old school jazz, laughing and enjoying a most beautiful day in Cornwall.