We have just enjoyed a superb holiday in an area of Cornwall – the Rame Peninsula. The Rame Peninsula is sometimes called “The Forgotten part of Cornwall’. I have certainly not forgotten in and here are my sketches from Whitsand Bay.
We stayed in a tiny chalet on Tregonhawke Cliff. Wow what a view! We arrived on a beautiful sunny Friday afternoon. It was a trek from the car park to the Chalet – and with no shops or anywhere to eat in the evening, nearby – we had a lot of stuff! However the view made it all worthwhile as could look from Looe right around Whitsand Bay to Rame Head.
Sadly Saturday turned out to be rather cloudy. The rest of the week turned out to be very wet but that didn’t bother us as we had a first class view from our Chalet, called Seagull’s Nest. The chalet was equipped with so much stuff, including picnic bags and blankets, china tea service and a choice of coffee pots! The view around Whitsand Bay could be seen from the main bedroom, as well as the lounge/dining room area.
We did venture down the path to the beach at Tregonhawke, the walk is not for the faint hearted – it was very tricky in places and even harder to climb back up. A lively beach with lots of activities for the children.
Tuesday morning turned out sunny so we ventured out in the car to explore. First stop was St Germans. If you have ever travelled to Plymouth St Germans has the most amazing viaduct and you can look down at this little village. It has been on my list of places to visit for a very long time and I wasn’t disappointed. I even had time to sketch and capture the scene.
After St Germans we were lucky enough to find a parking spot at Porthwrinkle so we could explore here. The Harbour was very nice but the sun was still shining and it was lovely to sit and sketch the scene.
Mount Edgcumbe Park
Thursday was another sunny morning, so this time we decided to get the local bus and visit Cremyll. Going via Kingsand, Cawsand and Millbrook, included a lot of windy, narrow roads but we were able to sit and enjoy the views. We had a good walk around Mount Edgcumbe before stopping for lunch at The Edgcumbe Arms, where I got my paints out to sketch the Royal William Yard across the water at Plymouth.
A lovely enjoyable holiday and I hope you enjoyed my sketches from Whitsand Bay. It was so peaceful and I can highly recommend it to anyone looking for peace and quiet in a stunning location.