It's a funny thing, St Ives is so close, only a few miles away, but we rarely go there, so yesterday when a friend needed his surfboard taking over we visited. It does get unbelievably busy over late spring, summer and autumn and everything does cost 25% more than Penzance but it's just beautiful when the sun's out
This was someone's yard that we sneakily took a picture of while they had nipped indoors. I just love those battered chairs and all those plants in pots and old sinks
doors on the back streets
pink flowers in the memorial gardens
Porthmeor beach, looking up to the Tate (and the cafe where milkshakes cost £3.50!)
So we ate pasties and ice creams and fudge and sauntered around the shops, sat on the beach and watched the sea (too rough for swimming) and the surfers and felt like holiday makers for the day. Sometimes it's just the right place to be.