Seen on our journey to Looe in Cornwall.


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.

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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 beΒ  everywhere, just grazing along the side of the road as we crossed Bodmin Moor.

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This momma and her baby were just the loveliest sight to behold.

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I love the old-style sign posts. They have so much more character than the modern ones.

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Colliford Lake is a tranquil looking reservoir on Bodmin Moor, popular for trout fishing.

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This ancient stone at the side of the road, really intrigued me. It obviously had an inscription on it at one time.

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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.

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Eventually we arrived at Trenderway Farm where we are to stay for five nights.

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We were delighted to be immediately sat down to enjoy tea and scones with home-made strawberry jam and Cornish clotted cream. Absolutely delicious!

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Tomorrow we will go exploring in Looe, which is said to be the cutest town in Cornwall. Wishing you all a great weekend.

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101 comments on “Seen on our journey to Looe in Cornwall.

  1. 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. πŸ™‚

  2. I see you are still producing great travel posts. Enjoying getting around is a prime requisite for this.

  3. 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.
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  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. Afternoon Sylvia!

    I went there some years ago and just loved it! And aren’t the scones to die for? Lol

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    Enjoy the rest of your holiday! Hugs Paula xxx

  7. 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 πŸ™‚ Pity about Stonehenge. Hope you have better luck on the way back.

  8. Some bits of that countryside look much like ours around here. Except for those delightful old signs and crowded Stonehenge! πŸ˜€

  9. 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.

  10. 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! πŸ˜€ *big hugs*

  11. 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 πŸ™‚

  12. Well, since I’ve never actually tasted Cornish clotted cream only Cornish pie), I will have to take your word for it πŸ˜‰
    Then again, scones with tea and jam is always a winner!
    Enjoy the trip AD πŸ™‚

  13. 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! πŸ™‚

    • 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. πŸ™‚

      • 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. πŸ™‚

  14. 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! πŸ™‚

    • 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. πŸ™‚ The pics just happen whilst we’re travelling around. I spot something, and we have to stop for a pic. πŸ™‚

      • 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. πŸ™‚

  15. Nice pix!
    I especially like the one with momma’ & her baby.
    And – I agree – the old signs do have more character than the modern signs.
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  16. I have wanted to go here my entire life ! Thank you so much for sharing this and leaving me craving those scones!!!!!

  17. 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!

  18. You had to wait for quite a while before you could get to the Looe? πŸ™‚ 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!

    • πŸ˜€ 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.

  19. Sylvia, marvelous photos! Have so much fun πŸ˜€ 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 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. πŸ™‚

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