Lately I’ve been missing the madness of city living again and if T didn’t love her school and her friends so much, we’d move in a heartbeat. The yearning comes and goes but on a day like this particular one also reminds me to be thankful of where we live right now especially with a little child in tow and as the ever wise Dr. Seuss once said:
Just tell yourself, Duckie, you’re really quite lucky.”
And indeed we are lucky to live where we live. Beautiful beaches are within a ten-minute drive from our house. If we wanted to venture out just a bit further, like a thirty-minute drive to our current favourite beach, we’re there soon enough.
Sandymouth beach in North Cornwall is our current fave. We first discovered it last year. It’s a lovely beach owned by the National Trust, some may find it a bit rocky, but it has many beautiful features like this lovely waterfalls. If you’ve been reading this little online space of ours, you might have just read about this slice of heaven in past posts. It also has a lovely National Trust cafe, so yes, a must-visit if you’re in the area.
It was summer the last time we were here. Imagine T’s surprise when we came back and found the waterfalls over-brimming with water. Last time we were here, it was a mere trickle. Just look at these photos:
i just love the expanse of this beach. It was nearing high-tide when we arrived, so we couldn’t really venture out further, but there was still enough beach for a lovely stroll.
From where we were walking, you could see people up in the headland enjoying the view.
After walking around, we spread our picnic blanket on top of the rocks and just enjoyed the scenery before us. This is the life. This is all you need. The people whom you love the most and a flask of tea. What more can you ask for? Okay, maybe enough money to buy a house in the city 😉
“The beach is not a place to work, to read, write or to think”
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea
Poor Doc – we weren’t able to let him off leash since there were a few families around with little kids. Sadly, he still hasn’t outgrown the “jumping on strangers” with an eager beaver face.
After having our fill of quiet solitude and hot tea, we decided it was time for cake at the cafe. While demolishing a lovely piece of chocolate cake, we noticed this really brave Blackbird perch itself up a few tables from where we sat outdoors facing the sea. It didn’t seem to be bothered by our presence at all.
And then it was time to explore that headland, which we’ve never had the chance to explore till now.
That’s the National Trust cafe and parking lot (above photo).
Waterfalls seen from above.
What do you think?
Would you exchange all this for city living?