Seascapes galore in Cornwall

Al and I were lucky enough to escape to the Cornish coast for a week in early April. We stayed in a fabulous apartment, right on Watergate Bay - can highly recommend it! Makes it so much easier to get out for those sunrise and sunset photoshoots - especially for those moments when the rain stops suddenly and the sky is full of amazing clouds and light. Plus there are some very lovely cafes/restaurants right on your doorstop (I can especially recommend the Beach Hut right on the beach, underneath Jamie's fifteen).

We spent the first two days blissfully car free. On day 1 we walked the coast path round to Mawgan Porth, with its glorious golden sand, and then on to the Bedruthan Steps and back again. Day 2 took us on the coast path in the opposite direction, to Newquay - a really beautiful stretch of coastline. And we were so lucky that the sun shone brightly for those first wonderful days.

We did lots of other lovely things and took far too many photos! One of the non-coastal highlights for me was the beautiful Japanese Gardenin St. Mawgan - so serene - I could have spent hours there... We also made a quick trip to Redruth and I managed to find some beautiful vintage china that I had seen last September and was still there, waiting for me :) All in all, the most loveliest of holidays.

It's very hard to pick out the photo highlights - there were so many - but I've tried below. The full set are on Flickr, as always (although not quite full yet - still got lots of editing to do!). And this time there's quite a strong contingent of Instagram iPhone pics - so much fun to take, edit and upload straight away :)

Pastel sunset *3*
Dwarfed by the sunset spectacular
Menacing clouds
There's a storm brewing….
Sand, sea, surf and sky
Sea grasses
Ripples
Blossom bokeh - I just LOVE the 50mm f1.4 :)
Pink path
Blue sky and blossom
Blossom Charlie
Charlie girl in the pink
Gorgeous Tulip display at the Eden Project
Softly, softly
Our home for a week in Watergate Bay, Cornwall
Vintage china haul from Redruth
Dunes at Mawgan Porth - is it summer?!
Sunshine and blue skies - bliss!
More Watergate Bay loveliness
Nice day for a surf lesson! Watergate Bay at its best :)
Al enjoying some rays at Newquay
First paddle of the year - just love the swirly sparkly water!
Newquay harbour
Newquay harbour