Regular readers will know my favourite place to be is Cornwall and a week exploring muddy cliff paths and smuggling villages is my idea of the perfect honeymoon, so when Stuart suggested it, my new hiking boots were on order before he had time to blink!
We booked a pretty cottage with fabulous views of the harbour, in historic Polperro, then spent our days clambering cliff paths, visiting beautiful National Trust properties and generally cramming as much of the great outdoors as possible, into our week.
I especially love to walk along the cliff path to Talland Bay and over the years, this breathtaking ramble has become somewhat of a ritual on the first day of any holiday in the area - mind you, after twenty five years since I first tackled the path, I don't mind telling you, my joints complain far more now and breathing is definitely harder on the ascent at almost fifty years of age, than it ever was at twenty five - a breather on the stone bench by Talland War Memorial was very welcome indeed!
Taking a breather!
We also discovered an ancient castle at Fowey to satisfy Stuart's inner ten year old...
St Catherine's Castle at Fowey
... a magnificent mud maiden in the Lost Gardens of Heligan ...
The Lost Gardens of Heligan
and among other places, the grandeur of Lanhydrock House.
In fact, Cornwall in October was a real treat! The Autumn countryside was stunningly beautiful, the roads and villages peaceful and even the weather was gentle with us. With the exception of a couple of heavy showers, the sun shone gloriously, allowing us to go out to play every day!
Paula Paddling at Padstow
We enjoyed a lovely Autumnal week in Cornwall and even found time to visit Stonehenge on our return journey.
Old Relics at Stonehenge!
After our very special Autumn wedding and a great week in the heart of Cornwall, we are pleased to report married life is off to a flying start!