These photos were taken at the same place as yesterday when I was looking out to sea. When I turned around and faced inland, there was a sea of purple and yellow from the beautiful heather and gorse. The view is looking towards St Agnes Beacon from which you can see along the coast for miles.
The holiday season is in full swing now, I find it very difficult for these few weeks when the county is so full. I long for peace and quiet, to be able to walk along the beaches and not see another soul. These are the times when I only venture to the beaches in the evenings when families have left for their evening meals. I can't stay away from the sea for too long, so sometimes I drive to the coast and find the little areas on the cliff tops that only local people know about. They park their cars where they can look out to sea. Set up their chairs and get out their flasks and sandwiches and enjoy the peace away from the crowds.
The heather reminds me of our trip to Scotland a few years ago, the heather covered mountains were stunning. I love the gorse with its coconut scent. I have eaten gorse ice cream but never attempted to harvest it myself, it seems a complicated process.
We have family arriving today so will be busy with our grandchildren, unfortunately our granddaughter has chicken pox, so we won't be able to go on the trips we had planned for them. Hopefully the weather will stay fine and we can set up the paddling pool in the garden and still have fun. Not the same as jumping over the waves, but we will make the most of the visit. They grow so fast every minute with them is precious.
I will leave you with this cheeky chap who was hoping to gate crash the picnics,