This was our last full day in Cornwall and I really felt I wanted a quiet, relaxing day close by
We drove to the top of the cliff via. a winding single track lane (lots if these in Cornwall) from where we were staying, passing Kilmarth, the last home of the writer Daphne De Maurier, for a view before driving down to the harbour
We are looking across St. Austell Bay from the East side this time.
We have parked the car
and arrive at this tiny Hamlet where there is little more than a few cottages, an Inn, restaurant, shop, cafe and a gallery.
the tide is on it's way out and as you can see the water comes up close
We wandered the sands
and falling cliffs
Polkerris is a popular place for beginners of windsurfing and water sports because of it's sheltered position
and rock pools
before walking back
to The Rashleigh Inn on the Beach for lunch
It was a hot and sunny day and most people preferred to sit outside - however we preferred the coolness and tranquillity inside
I also had this darling cat for company
The food was delicious and I wondered how I would ever get through this enormous freshly caught whole Plaice in a butter and Caper sauce
Alan being a man opted for the steak pie and mash
the cat was trained to not ask people for food but was very pleased when I asked him to help me out when I had finished all I could manage
(this is rural Cornwall remember and not a city restaurant!)
After eating we continued to wander around this peaceful place
Most of the surrounding land here belongs to the Rashleigh family of Menabilly which was made famous by Daphne Du Maurier and her husband
Sir Frederick Browning
and visited a lovely gallery with very expensive pottery and paintings
The tide is out now and Mum's have brought their young children to enjoy the beach
We sat on a wall for a while enjoying the warmth of the sun. I really did not want to leave this peaceful setting as we had been out visiting places all day, every day for a week but knew we needed to get back to our cottage and prepare for leaving the next day.
I still have 2 more postings on Cornwall so do come back and enjoy.