Daily Archives: 24 February, 2012



St. Ives – the rain it raineth every day

But it didn’t!  Although we saw Norman Garstin’s painting in the Penlee Gallery and Diane even bought a copy in a junk shop nearby, the rain stayed away.

the scene of Garstin's painting

zandvoort fisher girl

In fact, as we travelled by train from icy, cold London the temperatures rose from freezing to 10° with blues skies and sunshine.

above the Loe Bar - a lake formed by a sand bar at a river mouth

heading back to Porthleven

We spent three days with the Crockers, walking around Porthleven to the Loe Bar, visiting Penzance where we bought a new flat screen tv (bigger than their one at home!), and eating at the Porthgwidden cafe, Ocean Grill and Onshore (my favourite this time). We even had a soiree for their Hungarian hair-dresser Frank at which John, their neighbour, told us more about the Symonds who seem quite an honourable lot despite their owning St. Ives.

on Porthgwidden beach

by the harbour

More pictures in my flickr gallery.