our first weekend off in the uk was spent road-tripping around the south, i.e. cornwall. our first evening was spent enjoying fresh seafood with our crew before retiring to a gorgeous local bnb (that is already on our visit again list) with views over pendennis castle. this first evening set the scene for a wonderful weekend full of amazing food, fantastic hospitality and some long lasting memories.
on saturday morning we picked up our tiny wee little hire car, jammed kurt surf board into the back (the bane of my existence - jamming that thing into any and every available suitcase, car and taxi globally) and headed north toward padstow on the north-west coast of cornwall.
en route we stopped at all the glorious beach towns along with some of the country villages bestowed in wild summer flowers, small intimate local pubs and gourmet eateries. upon finally reaching the small fishing port of padstow we were ready to check in to our room, relax and catchup on the world news and explore the two streets surrounding the harbour.
after all of about 10 minutes of wandering we had sufficiently seen most of the local restaurants and to our unfortunate luck being on spanish time and thinking that stores are all open until 10pm, we missed most of the shops we wanted to venture into. on this occasion - window shopping had to do.
after spending a wonderful evening at rick steins prospect house and dinner in one of his fantastic restaurants we headed back toward falmouth but not without stopping just outside newquay for kurt to enjoy a surf and for me to catchup on the paper and enjoy one too many pots of english breakfast tea.