Today we left MiL’s house for a few days in Cornwall. We were intending to stop off at Stonehenge on the way, but after sitting for an hour and a half in a dreadful traffic jam, decided to just wave at the stones as we drove past, and try again on the way back.
I’d quite forgotten how absolutely beautiful the English countryside is, and we had to stop to get a couple of pics of some of the gorgeous horses which seemed to be everywhere, just grazing along the side of the road as we crossed Bodmin Moor.
This momma and her baby were just the loveliest sight to behold.
I love the old-style sign posts. They have so much more character than the modern ones.
Colliford Lake is a tranquil looking reservoir on Bodmin Moor, popular for trout fishing.
This ancient stone at the side of the road, really intrigued me. It obviously had an inscription on it at one time.
Our GPS took us along miles of narrow country lanes, often wide enough for only one car, so there were a few times when we came face to face with another vehicle, and one of us had to reverse until we found a wider bit where we could pass one another.
Eventually we arrived at Trenderway Farm where we are to stay for five nights.
We were delighted to be immediately sat down to enjoy tea and scones with home-made strawberry jam and Cornish clotted cream. Absolutely delicious!
Tomorrow we will go exploring in Looe, which is said to be the cutest town in Cornwall. Wishing you all a great weekend.
Lovely photos. Glad to see you enjoyed the country scenes.
Thanks, Rhys. It’s a beautiful place to spend some time. 🙂
Thanks for sharing the pictures. They are beautiful. I am liking this countryside more and more. It feels like any minute soon, somebody in Shakespearean clothes will pop in and recite me a sonnet. 🙂
Both Stonehenge and Cornwall are on my bucket list. Love the English countryside 🙂
Gorgeous photos! Made me quite homesick! Enjoy the rest of your holiday xxx
Yes, one forgets how gorgeous the English countryside is. I wouldn’t like to be here in winter though. xx
I see you are still producing great travel posts. Enjoying getting around is a prime requisite for this.
Wow, now here’s a blast from the past! Rooikat, how are you? It’s wonderful to see you pop up here. 🙂
Beautiful photos, I love the road signs.
Thanks so much, Meg. 🙂
Lots of people at Stonehenge! I think that would spoil it for me. 😦
Thais was my thought too, Ruth. I hope it’s less crowded on Wednesday. 🙂
Hello! I wish you a successful new week.
Thanks so much, Marko. 🙂
Lovely to see your photos Sylvia. I hadn’t realised it was this week that you were here. As you mentioned on Poppy’s blog, a bit more sunshine would be nice but you’re doing pretty well compared to last year. Where’s your next stop?
Today we did Wheal Coates, Poldark mine, The Hurlers, Perenporth, and Trethevy Quoit. Tomorrow we are going to St Michaels Mount and not sure after that. We leave on Wednesday. Where are you situated?
Hi Sylvia, you’ll have recognised Wheal Coates from my many photographs I’m sure. Quite a busy day by the sounds of things.
Low tide at lunchtime tomorrow so you’ll be able to walk across the causeway to St Michael’s Mount. I know you’ll enjoy that very much. The weather is looking reasonable tomorrow too.
I live not far from Roche right in the middle between St Austell and Newquay just off the A30. It’d be nice to say hello and have a coffee but perhaps if you’re leaving Wednesday that might not be possible. Let me know if you’re anywhere close with half an hour to spare Tuesday.
Nothing nicer than English country side in the sunshine!!
Very true, Lisa. We’re having a great time. 🙂
LOVE THESE!! Can’t wait to see pictures of LOOE !!!
Thanks, Suzanne. Out and about all day, but I’ll try to do a post soon. x
Have fun!! x
You can tell you’re in Cornwall, the cream is the wrong way round!
Our landlady said you have to put the cream on last so you can get more on. 🙂
Nice to know you’ve been visiting God’s country!!!
It really is God’s own country, Dallas. Do you live down this way?
sorry been laid up with a stomach bug – I most certainly do live in a village called Yealmpton which is part of the city of Plymouth – you had to pass through it to get to Cornwall
Oh you poor thing, Hubby had that horrid Sydney Nova virus, which is why we had to wait a couple of days before setting out for Cornwall. Hope you’re recovered by now. Sorry I didn’t get to meet you. 😦 xx
At least you were spared a tour of my Dad’s allotment and a glass of his homemade wine!
I would have loved to meet your dear dad and sample his homemade wine. He would have got a big hug too. 😀
I love Cornwall, we used to go often, it is so beautiful. … and the creamteas….. yes we always have to have won there too, delicious. You made my mouth water with your picture. Enjoy your travelling!
Me too, Ute. Thanks for the good travel wishes. 🙂
Tea, Scones and clotted cream – Yummy, Yummy, Yummy!!! You have the best GPS !!! Seems to know where to find the best places to stop by for tea.
Absolutely the best, Rebecca. 🙂
That is an extremely long drive but a worthwhile one for sure 🙂
Yes, it did take much longer than it should, Tandy. August holidays in England aren’t the best time to travel the roads. 🙂
I’ve not a cream tea for the longest time! Yummy!
BTW, your second postcard is on it’s way 🙂
Very yummy indeed, Marianne. Thanks so much, I look forward to getting your postcard. 🙂
I went there some years ago and just loved it! And aren’t the scones to die for? Lol
Enjoy the rest of your holiday! Hugs Paula xxx
Thanks so much, Paula. Yes, the scones were just wonderful. 🙂 xx
Fantastic photos of your journey Sylvia. The Momma and baby are my absolute favourites. Those heavenly looking scones and clotted cream come a close second 🙂 Pity about Stonehenge. Hope you have better luck on the way back.
Thanks so much, Madhu. I think Friday afternoon at holiday time, wasn’t the best time to try for Stonehenge, 🙂
Fantastic photo trip you taken us with you on 🙂 // Maria 🙂
Thanks so much, Maria. 🙂
Oh how wonderful! All that easygoing countryside
Yes, it’s all so wonderfully green, sidey. 🙂
Some bits of that countryside look much like ours around here. Except for those delightful old signs and crowded Stonehenge! 😀
It really amazes me that even though England is such a small island with far too many people these days, there are miles and miles of beautiful green countryside, with not a soul living there. 🙂
Luckily so many of them get crammed into cities and leave some space open for us to enjoy. 😉
Tee hee! 😀
I used to go to Cornwall on holiday regularly as a child. It used to take 8 hours to get there in the car from Sussex, as there were no fast roads or motorways then. It’s a beautiful part of my country. Yum, I love scones with jam, butter, and clotted cream, especially if the scones are still warm. And you can eat them two different ways — either with the cream on top of the jam, or the other way round.
I also have many happy memories of holidays spent in Cornwall as a child. 🙂
Oh, I totally agree with you there AD. The english countryside is absolutely magnificent and you’ve captured the beauty so well! Great shots hon! Have fun and enjoy! 😀 *big hugs*
Thanks so much for your lovely comment, Sonel. 🙂 xx
Glad you are enjoying your trip down west my ‘andsome as my dear old Uncle from Cornwall would have said !
Scones and Jam mmmm …
Isn’t it just gorgeous down there in Cornwall AD … ooh just can’t wait for September when we are making another trip there ourselves 🙂
Well, since I’ve never actually tasted Cornish clotted cream only Cornish pie), I will have to take your word for it 😉
Then again, scones with tea and jam is always a winner!
Enjoy the trip AD 🙂
Thanks, 68. I had some more of that clotted cream again today, with hot treacle pudding. 😯
Well, when in Cornwall, and thing Cornish comes up, why not indulge?
Can’t imagine many things nicer than well made and good tasting food…
Thanks for taking us on the trip with you ad 🙂
You’re very welcome, Hopestar. Glad you could come along. 🙂
How is it that a moor always looks like a moor? I can never define exactly what it is that makes me recognize it. Your photographs are always interesting and well-shot, you know. And you look always lovely. Your mother-in-law is a phenomenon all her own, I think. There she stood with no podium or support of any kind reading and talking. She’s lovely too. I enjoyed the party. And I scrolled down a few more posts enjoying them too. I like the way I can scroll down on your blog and actually read the posts without having to open them and go back to open another. That’s the way all posts here should read. Thanks for the entertaining posts! 🙂
Thanks so much, George. Yes, my MiL is a marvel indeed. She spent her party, all three hours of it, just chatting to everyone. She wasn’t even tired at the end of it all, and entertained about a dozen family back at her house afterwards, only going to bed after midnight. I can’t keep up. 🙂
I’ve known a couple of women like her. I can’t figure out how they do it. I certainly can’t NOW. Just a delightful woman who is comfortable in her own skin. I think that’s the secret. 🙂
WOW! You almost took me there too… how beautiful. Thank you dear AD, love, nia
Thanks, Nia. I’m so glad you enjoyed the trip. 🙂
Fabulous shots of fabulous places, Sylvia!
Have a good time over there! 🙂
Thanks so much, Ese. 🙂
This post brought up lots of thoughts. 1) If all we saw of England were your pictures, we would think it sparsely populated. 2) How DO you eat all the wonderful things you show us, and stay slim? 3) Do you ever take a bad picture? 4) How much time does it take you to stop and take pictures? I love the horse pictures. Actually they are all beautiful! 🙂
Yes, it;s amazing how many wide open green spaces there are in England, even though it’s a small island with seemingly far too many people on it. I don’t have a magic formula for staying slim. Guess I’m just lucky. 🙂 The pics just happen whilst we’re travelling around. I spot something, and we have to stop for a pic. 🙂
England is an amazing place. I would love to go back. I get to do that a little bit through your visits. You are a lady with lucky genes. My genes are pretty good, but my waistline is catching up with my sweet consumption, so I’m having to watch it! Keep snapping those pictures. That must help you stay slim. 🙂
You’re right. The countryside is beautiful. Thanks for sharing a bit of it with us.
You’re welcome, and I’m so glad you enjoyed them. 🙂
I especially like the one with momma’ & her baby.
And – I agree – the old signs do have more character than the modern signs.
Thanks, RoSy. 🙂
Need I say ‘enjoy’? Those scones look to die for! Nice shots, ad. I simply love the horses – momma and baby.
Thanks so much, Gemma. I’m having lots of fun here. 🙂
I have wanted to go here my entire life ! Thank you so much for sharing this and leaving me craving those scones!!!!!
Thanks so much for your comment. I’m so glad you enjoyed my pics. 🙂
I do indeed !!!!
You’ve captured what I truly love about the UK, the beautiful greens of nature, and the food! Enjoy!
Thanks so much, Elisa. 🙂
i have wonderful memories of Looe from 1979 … so nice of you to remind me … and yes, those old signs are so much more attractive than our industrial ones!
Glad I brought back some fond memories for you, Christine. 🙂
Wow, Stonehenge! Beautiful English countryside, Ad!
Thanks so much, Amy. 🙂
beautiful shots…yes, the country side looks amazing! I think I would like to see Stone Henge some day!
Thanks, Heather. I hope we get to stop at Stonehenge on the way back. 🙂
It really is a beautiful countryside. And the scones look delicious!
Glad you enjoyed the scones, TA. 🙂
Lovely scenery that you are taking along. I like the mama and the baby horse and the old style place that you will be staying.
Thanks so much. I’m glad you enjoyed. 🙂
What an adventure, I hope to make it there one day!
Yes it is an adventure. Hope you get to visit here soon. 🙂
Fabulous countryside …. and one day I will see it!
Thanks, Frank. I’m sure you will. 🙂
You had to wait for quite a while before you could get to the Looe? 🙂 Those scenes are lovely, and apart from the vicinity of Stonehenge, not ones we are too familiar with. Do try and see Aylesbury Ring – to me, even more impressive.
Tell us about those lanes – Elder Daughter lives in a long one of them. Mind you, it did give us the opportunity once of seeing the Queen and Duke of E up really close!
😀 Yes, we went along many more of those scary narrow lanes again today. C has been to Ayelsbury when he was younger. I don’t think we’ll make it there this time.
Sylvia, marvelous photos! Have so much fun 😀 I LOVE the English countryside, thanks so much for this post x
We will return to the United Kingdom next year and I can’t wait to go ‘home’ again. Though I was born in the Netherlands, the south of England feels like I belong there.
Thanks so much. Marion. I can imagine why you are longing to be back here again. it’s just gorgeous. 🙂
Oh serious…I am going to faint of jealousy if you don’t stop posting these unbelievable quaint images!!!! The old signs….who even does this? SO CUTE!!!
Thanks for your positive comment, Laurie. I’m surrounded here by wonderful quaintness. I could spend my whole holiday just taking pics of cute cottages and signs. It’s just so beautiful. 🙂