St Ives, yesterday... beautiful, whatever the weather!
First stop is usually coffee and we found, 'The Vintage Store and Coffee Shop'
as we walked along the harbour front.
Everything (or almost everything) is for sale
so you can browse to your heart's content as you drink your coffee.
Even the ladies loo had some interesting items!!
'The Vintage Store and Coffee Shop'
is definitely worth a coffee stop...and they do the best Flapjack !
After that we walked... and as you can see it was pretty grey.
But we don't let the weather ever spoil anything that we do.
We spotted these little birds on the beach,
which we identified as Turnstones.
Turnstones spend much of their time
creeping over rocks and picking out food from under stones...
hence their name.
Turnstones are not rare; they can be seen all around our coastline.
They like rocky shores as well as sandy and muddy ones and they
especially like feeding on rocks covered with seaweed,
as well as seawalls and jetties.
They belong to the Sandpiper family.
On we go,wending our way through the back streets.
I always find other people's porches and doors fascinating
and here in St Ives they are all very characterful.
So that's St Ives!
My advice, if you are coming from my part of the world,
is to catch the train...it's really easy and won't break the bank!
Jump off at St Erth and you'll find a connection to St Ives; the journey
then takes ten minutes.
Most definitely a lovely day out!