Travel: Cape Cornwall
Cape Cornwall is one of my favourite places for a walk in South Cornwall. When we lived there nine years ago we spent many a Sunday morning walking there, absorbing the atmosphere and breathing in the fresh air. I've never visited in January before and this New Year's Day was the first time we had visited as a family. Baxter absolutely loved it and still talks about the stories that he made up as we walked around the headland and explored the beach.
Cape Cornwall is where the Atlantic Ocean meets the English Channel. It's really obvious where the two tides meet and it always fascinates me how different they are. The waves on New Year's Day were particularly powerful and quite humbling. We walked around the headland and enjoyed a hot chocolate overlooking the sea. It was a very blustery day but we were wrapped up warm and walking up the hill soon got the blood pumping.
The stoney beach offers contrasting colours and textures. The grey tones are absolutely beautiful and I could have stood looking into the waves all day. I came home inspired by the colours and want to incorporate them when we decorate our extension at home. The empty fishing huts have an eerie but cute feel to them. They also added more inspiration for Baxter's creative imagination.
The greens are so magical. The way the foliage is growing over the huts make them blend into the landscape. I found this fascinating and don't think I've seen anything quite like this. I love this combination of nature and man made and how it sculpts the landscape. We spent a long time exploring this beach, making stories and climbing over the rocks. I took so many photographs of the textures, especially being drawn to the colours that the natural decay creates.
How lovely would it be to spend a day out on the sea in the summer on one of these cute boats. I love the colours they are painted and the dots of bright hues they added to the beach.
If you are in the south Cornwall area I would highly recommend visiting Cape Cornwall. We loved exploring it as a family and it really inspired Baxter's imagination. Have you ever visited?