It’s a bit of a misnomer to say that this Get Snappy contains photos from both London and Cornwall. There is a single London photo, with the rest of this week’s photos coming from our Cornish adventure. But at least I did get my camera out in London this week, even if it was only for a single evening. This seems like a reasonable split given the content; though I like the picture of one of Tower Bridge’s details, my well-worn paths in London are no match for the inspiration I feel whenever I’m frolicking around Cornwall with my camera.
Seriously, though – I LOVE Cornwall. I love it so much. Before I started dating Jake, I’d only visited once and that trip did not involve enough incredible beaches and beautiful walks to convince me that Cornwall is one of the prettiest places on Earth. Now, I am fully convinced, and I love every chance I get to drive down the A30 and end up in the tip of the UK. I haven’t actually taken a day off work since April, so I booked Friday off and we headed down for three glorious days with Jake’s whole family.
This week, there are photos of the Rumps, which were our solution to Linky’s request for some dramatic cliffs. The water was beautifully blue, and more reminiscent of the Mediterranean than the often cold and choppy waters of Britain’s coastline. The weather was very changeable, though Linky confirmed that that only added to the dramatic features of the cliffs. I also found some friendly cows that sat still long enough to pose for me.
On Saturday, we intended to surf at Polzeath, but the wind was so strong that the waves looked more like a washing machine than neatly demarcated peaks and troughs. For experienced surfers, this was fine, but for us, people who can barely be called beginners, we decided to just get buffeted by the waves and not even attempt to stand up on top of them. I took my camera into the ocean with me in its underwater case, and even though it fogged up toward the end of my swim, I still took a few cool pictures. My favourite has to be the surfer. I love taking photos of ocean spray, as the water droplets stand out so sharply against the backdrop. This is all practise for our diving trip in November but it’s worth getting it in now.
After our swim, we curled up in towels and jumpers and had cake and hot chocolate on the beach. I don’t know if there’s a better way to spend an afternoon. It was perfect. Yes, there was sand in my socks and shoes and leggings, and I was a bit chilly, and the hot chocolate was quite watery, but none of that stuff matters. The cake was moist and the warm drink suffused my cold extremities with warmth and that’s all I wanted from an afternoon at the beach. That and a few good ocean pictures.
This week has been good. It has been so lovely having Jake back at home, and I have taken every opportunity available to snuggle up with him instead of doing whatever I am supposed to be doing instead. The minor health problems continue, with more urethral antibiotics now accompanying every meal and another invasive dental surgery apparently in my future. It goes without saying that I am so lucky to have access to wonderful medical care and cheap prescriptions, as without those good fortunes, these situations would be far worse than a mild annoyance.
This week is already booked up with family and friends, which always makes my heart happy. Then next weekend, we’re off to Kenya with my family, and I absolutely CANNOT WAIT. I know that I am the luckiest woman alive to be surrounded by loved ones and able to travel the world with them. You can all look forward to some awesome wildlife photographs (I know I certainly am)!
Here are this week’s photos! Which photo is your favourite?