Seeing in the New Year in Cornwall…..

Just to catch up a bit, as I have been a bit lazy in updating this blog. We spent the New Year down at home in Cornwall visiting….

Soapy Cove at Mullion

After a long boggy walk over Predannack Downs we got a glimpse of Soapy Cove at mid tide, though I couldn’t see any way of getting down to enjoy the beach without a serious bit of climbing.

Leafy tidal inlet at Gweek.

Unfortunately you can’t walk along the inlet but it was very pleasant walking through the trees along lanes above with glimpses down to the water below.

Dollar Cove, Gunwalloe

A smallish mostly pebbly cove next to the more popular sandy Church Cove – but better for us as nearly always deserted.

Fishing Cove, Gunwalloe

A lovely long stretch of part shingle and part sand beach, nice and quiet too.


A long narrow strip of fine shingle running from the sandy Loe Bar to the busy harbour of Porthleven – famous for its wild crashing seas over the harbour wall and Clock Tower.

Carbis Bay

A lovely crescent cove of soft sand, quiet on the day of our visit so plenty of space for Poppydog to run around and chase the few pebbles to be found in the sand.

And finally Poldhu

– a lovely deep sandy cove with a fabulous beach cafe open all year round.

The week before we are due to move on Poppydog has managed to injure herself, requiring stitches, the cone of shame and very restricted exercise! Ah well, good excuse for us to stay home, plan and prepare for our next adventure!

And so, Poppydog signed off by the Vet and MOT’d, me MOT’d, car and caravan serviced and cleaned, plans made let the adventure begin…..