Cornwall

Exploring Cornwall: Taking the scenic route through St Just and Cape Cornwall

We did something a bit different on Sunday. As we don’t have a car, we rarely get to see places around Cornwall that aren’t easy to reach via public transport. The boyfriend’s dad is in a camera club and took us along on one of their excursions. The boyfriend is a bit of a photography nerd (that’s a compliment!) and I liked having the opportunity to wander around somewhere new.

Cot Valley

Cot Valley

We headed out to Cot Valley, which is near St Just. The beach (if you can call it that – it’s rather tiny) is down a long narrow lane of a road which is beautiful in itself – it’s worth walking instead of driving down there if you ever get the chance.

Cot Valley

Cot Valley

Cot Valley

As much as I like photography, I don’t really have an ‘eye’ for it. I seem to have a habit of taking photos of people taking photos (what can I say, I find people interesting, particularly capturing their ‘passions’) and finding something quirky to focus on – such as my childish obsession with cloud shapes. I also spent a long time just trying to capture a photo of some sea spray – an hour later and I did it! Winner!

Cot Valley

This man was a meanie – he wouldn’t let me walk on the beach because he didn’t want footprints in the sand! For reals!

Cot Valley

Oh, we discovered a cave too! It doesn’t look like much in the photos but it actually went quite far back. We didn’t fancy venturing inside as there was something weird dripping down near the entrance…

Cot Valley

Cot Valley

On the way back to St Ives, we took an even more scenic route and stopped off at Galver Mine for a few more snaps.

Galver Mine

Galver Mine

Galver Mine

Galver Mine

Galver Mine

There are spots like this all over Cornwall but we often find ourselves just passing trough. It was nice to be able to take a look around for a change. Do you have a favourite spot for photography in Cornwall?

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