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Short but sweet break.


By ange2


On Friday last we were due to drive to Cornwall. Woke up to sodden garden etc but packed up, put cats into baskets and set off to cattery. Big error. The roads in from all directions were closed due to flooding, (many detours but no good result). Tried one last effort and succeeded. An hour round trip to achieve a journey that is usually 8 miles.
Set off for M4. Closed due to crash. Tried side roads which drew a blank with closures so came back home: 3 hours for 40 mile meander!
Anyway, left a day late and refreshed our spirits once we arrived with a walk round the Lizard.
Towards Kynance

Towards Lizard

Facing the lighthouse

Why we come!

The week’s weather was better than anticipated so we got in some invigorating walks round Cadgwith where we were staying. And visited a couple of wonderful nurseries, including Burncoose. Both with fantastic plant selections and no complete surrender to the C word.
Needless to say the trip home was diabolical. What has happened to the roads in this country? The road works, the snarl-ups, I am beginning to think are intended to get us out of our cars for good. We are talking about staying within a hundred mile radius of our home in future. (Sorry, Cornwall) :-(

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Well done you for pleased you finally name it...your blog brings it all back growing up in Cornwall...Cadgwith was a favourite of my fathers where he dabbled with his paints....the light is always so different done there.
I'm so envious of the Burncoose visit..I can remember buying our Cercis tree from there.Dare I ask Ange did you come home empty handed??

27 Oct, 2023


Glad you had blue skies when you finally made it. Cadgwith and Kynance are two of my favourite places … thanks for sharing your lovely photos Ange.

27 Oct, 2023


sorry for bad start to trip Ange . Glad you eventually got a nice walk though. Dread to think what the weather will bring, only had a day of rain and we're flooded countrywide

28 Oct, 2023


Very picturesque, I love Cornwall, been there several times. I'm glad you eventually made it.

28 Oct, 2023


The last time I went there I was in my twenties, maybe younger, but still remember it.
Such a long drive from here though..7 hours so have never been again.
I am glad you persevered and got there in the end.
It looks really lovely and you were lucky with the weather.
I am sure one or two plants may have " walked" into your car! lol

28 Oct, 2023


Gorgeous photos, Ange! So sorry it was very difficult getting there, it must have been soul destroying! You're right, the roads, the very different nowadays.
Haven't been to Cornwall for several years, around 8 perhaps..
I'm pleased to hear you both arrived safe and sound.
Hope your 2 pusscats enjoyed their little holiday too!

28 Oct, 2023


Thanks for all your comments. We are well aware we have been much luckier with the amount of flooding compared with those poor souls futher north.

I mght have done, Meadow, you know me too well! I see where you have inherited your artistic abilty. Do you go back home at all?

Kate, we thought we were never going to get home yesterday. We made the mistake of cutting across to the A303 from the motorway so we could go to a pub in Lambrook for a much needed break and good lunch. Sadly, roadworks virtually all the way... Then detours and road closures to get back out from the village. So tired by the time we made home we could hardly speak. 2 extra hours added to an already long journey.

28 Oct, 2023


Looks like a lovely spot Ange. (So different from a place where we live.) Glad to hear that despite of the frustrating start you enjoyed your trip.

28 Oct, 2023


Thanks, Klahanie.

29 Oct, 2023


Love the photos Ange when you eventually arrived, oh what a headache! And dare I say,I'm going on a coach trip with a friend to Looe in Cornwall on Sunday. Checking the weather this week, it's not been good, hopefully the gods will smile on us next week!

2 Nov, 2023


Good luck, Janey.

2 Nov, 2023


Haha, I think we'll need it!

2 Nov, 2023


Good luck Janey … it should be worth it once you’re there!

3 Nov, 2023


Have a lovely break, Janey. It's such a lovely spot. Keeping fingers crossed for you that the weather will be OK 👍

3 Nov, 2023

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