Watergate Bay: tonic for the soul

I had a lovely week in Cornwall in late March. We were lucky enough to stay in a lovely apartment right next to the beach at Watergate Bay. I adore the sea and miss it terribly - we get away as often as we can. I find it so restorative - the waves crashing and rolling in an endless loop and the sheer enormity of it all helps puts things in perspective. Troubles seem so small against a backdrop of such beauty and strength and timelessness. I find I sort so much out in my head in a week away!

We had typical British weather - i.e. lots of cold, grey days - but we still got out for a brisk walk on the beach every day. We were lucky enough to have two fabulous weather days while we were there - our first and last days - and the pics below are from those. I thought you'd prefer full bright uplifting technicolour to dull grey :)

Blue and yellow - some colour at last!
Tonic for the soul
A whole beach to themselves
Freedom

The pictures above are taken from the cliff path looking down on Watergate Bay. There are two lovely walks you can do from Watergate Bay: one to Mawgan Porth and the Bedruthan Steps and the other to Newquay - the coastline is just stunning.

Dog walking (and surfing) is a common activity on Watergate Bay - I love the sheer joy of dogs running helter skelter across the beach to retrieve a ball - I defy anyone not to smile!

This beach is all mine!
Run!
Lovely day for a walk

The first day we visited the surf was really high and the waves were so beautiful and energising. It was snowing back in Oxford - so happy we escaped just in time for some much needed sea and sunshine :)

Peace is now restored to the Power house - after a few weeks of the nasty Norovirus and an upside down house due to renovations, everything is back to normal and I hope to have some time to be creative. Hurrah!

I wish you all a wonderful week ahead.

The white horses ride in
Look at those waves!
Waves, wonderful waves