I love Cornwall…
I , along with my Dad, Boyfriend and Mollie our dog , visited last September for the first time in a long, long time.
Our base was a beautiful house that belonged to ones of Dads friends in Carbis Bay. The views were amazing and on a good day you’d be forgiven for thinking you where in the Caribbean. Glorious.
As we had access to a car we took advantage and travelled around the area.
Amongst other places we visited Charlestown which was one of Mums favourite places in Cornwall. She and Dad spent quite a few holidays there. By themselves, with Nan and Grandad, with Dads brother and his family, who live down there.
It is situated on the outskirts of St. Austell on the south coast of Cornwall. It’s an unspoilt, purpose-built harbour. It’s been used as a film location for recent credits such as Tom Hardy’s Taboo and Poldark.
It’s definitely worth a visit if you’re in Cornwall.
Pretty pastel houses line and look down onto the harbour. There are various pubs and cafes to sit , rest your legs and take it all in… maybe indulge in a cheeky Cornish cream tea. There’s also a little pebble beach that DID let dogs on. [I say did, as a lot can change in a year.] The majority of beaches in Cornwall don’t allow them on so it was a welcome sight, especially for our giddy dog Mollie who adores beaches and swimming in the sea. I swear she was a fish in a former life.
Charlestown is a beautiful spot and it will always hold a special place in my heart as it’s where we said our final good byes to Mum.
My Boyfriend and I climbed the steep hill that looked out across the sea. We stood there for a moment to compose ourselves. We each said a few words then we threw her ashes into the wind.
With tears in our eyes we let her go.
We set her spirit free …
I hope you’ve travelled far mum; to the moon and back .
I miss you terribly but I hope you are finally at peace 💗
Further reading about our trip to Cornwall // HERE