We have just returned from three wonderfully relaxing days. The weather couldn't have been better. People may have wondered why we chose to stay in a hotel in Cornwall when we already live here, but it was a chance for us both to relax and be pampered with someone else cooking. It is about being away from everything for a little while, without a long journey to get there. Look at the view, can you really ask for more?
I had booked it before my operation when I thought it would be straightforward, 3 weeks maximum off work and this break was a chance for me to get my fitness back by walking along the cliffs and even taking a dip in the sea from the beach below the hotel.
Well it hasn't exactly been straight forward, the doctors have signed me off for another month on top of the time I have taken already with strict instruction not to lift, strain etc. Walking is painful and slow, so I couldn't stomp across the cliffs in my usual manner, not necessarily a bad thing as I noticed more little flowers and butterflies than I usually would. Luckily where the hotel is situated there was a fairly flat path with lots of seats in one direction so I stuck to that as the other direction had very steep steps that I wouldn't have coped with. I could only look longingly down to the beach as I wouldn't have coped with the climb down and certainly not the climb back up!!
The day after we arrived we walked along the coast a little way, then when I had enough I turned back while the OH walked on to Cadgwith further along the coast from The Lizard where we were staying. In the photo above you can see the Lizard lighthouse. It is a beautiful coastline, we have walked along the coastal path there a few years ago, which is when we spotted the hotel and thought it would be a beautiful location to stay.
When I got back from the walk I thought I would lie here and read my book, instead I fell asleep and stayed there for the whole afternoon in the sun. It was bliss :) When OH returned he joined me and fell asleep as well. The only sound was the waves breaking on the rocks.
Thank you for all your kind comments yesterday.