Sunday, 6 June 2010

Images from St Ives

Found on the beach - how did they know I was in town?



Around the harbour - always plenty to see.





















Very different flora to what grows around my neck of the woods.


















Trying to find the least steep walk up to the camp site - I have to stop many times to admire the views!




Not mine - perhaps one day.






For those who asked - although the rest managed a pasty everyday, I was VERY good and bought a salad tub of sprouted beans and seeds (with lovely hot dressing) and Bombay potatoes from "Living Food" which is a fabulous little shop on the corner of the Wharfe near the harbour. I expected to lose half a stone - but I didn't!!!






Also, the camp site is Ayr Holiday Park, the most fantastic camp site ever with AMAZING showers and splediforous views. It has static caravans, a place for touring caravans, and then a couple of fields for tents.

This is the view from my pitch (74).



27 comments:

Petit Filoux said...

Oh what lovely photos, looks like you had an amazing time! x

lesley said...

Hi Diane,
I wondered where you'd gone, I should have guessed!
I see you had a great holiday from the photo's, thank you for taking us with you. I have to get down to St Blazey Gate & see for myself now x

Jenny said...

Great photos, I can almost smell the salty sea air.

lovethosecupcakes said...

Looks like you had a fab time and well done on managing the climb back to the campsite each day. Your photographs are lovely.

TheMadHouse said...

Thanks for hte details Diane. Looks fantastic and I adore Bombay potatoes, but Pasty's too

summerfete said...

Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ayr campsite rocks!
We usually go for the 60ish numbers next to the toolshed with nesting housemartins.

Hope you tried the hobbler inn it's our fav!

Clare xx

Tamara said...

Ahhh - so jealous. My in-laws and nephews were there last week too, they insisted on mentioning they stopped a few times at the Sloop Inn. Looks like you had a great time, I love the photo of the ladder. I can't wait to stay at Ayr again, the showers are fantastic.

MarmaladeRose said...

WOW! Fabulous photographs, some people just have the eye for photography don't they and you're one of them.
Yes we visited the smokehouse. Much smelly kippery food came home with us, lol.

JP said...

glad you had a good time - we went at the end of april and I hadforgottenjust how steep St Ives was - I needed lots of breating stops!!!!!

Scented Sweetpeas said...

What a lovely place, thanks for sharing those lovely photos with us.

fayefayesparkle said...

I love your pictures - just found your blog, it looks like you had an amazing time

Ellouise88 said...

Oh you lucky lucky thing! We went to Ayr last year in our camper van and had a wonderful time but that hill is a bit steep, isn't it?

Rosie said...

Wonderful, atmospheric photos, Diane - they make me want to pack a bag and go there now:)

JuliaB said...

I need a holiday! Re: the Living Food people .. they do the most divine raw chocolate bar if you ever go there again. It costs alot but ooooh it's so worth it! xx

Shabby Chick said...

Beautiful pics Diane! I absolutely LOVE St Ives so it's great to see some pics, I haven't been for ages and I really miss it. Glad you had a great time and the pics are amazing.

Mel xxx

PS yes I do hope my daughter will always want to keep her knickers hidden away but as she already "loves" boys according to her I fear I will have to watch her like a hawk!!

andamento said...

I love your holiday pics. The sea looks gorgeous and clear, I did think from the 1st two teasing photos that perhaps you'd been to the Caribbean! Glad you had great weather.

Gilly said...

Great photos, Diane! You have an excellent eye for the unusual viewpoint!

St. Ives looks abulous, though if its that steep I will have to give it a miss!

Tabiboo said...

Great holidaying pics - I was the same, a very good girl whilst everyone munched their way around cream cake tea shop heaven and I still didn't loose a jot!!

Nina x

Stasher said...

Not tempted by the pasties....at least you'll fit in your clothes when you get home.

A Time to Dance said...

Looks like you had lovely weather...St Ives is so lovlely...hope you had a fab time...

The Curious Cat said...

AMAZING photos - truly! I love them! What a great eye you have! Will need to browse through again...and as for love...yeah I need to stop looking...I have Mr Moorish but I'm not sure still...but I don't want to cut all ties, I want to give things a chance because I like him...it is just that he is quite different from me...still...trying to focus on myself a little bit more...just not very good with alone time! Do you ever have that problem?! xxx

Homes and Dreams said...

Hi,
Looks like you had a fab time and your photos are amazing.
Hmmmm....pasties!
xxx

winnibriggs said...

Such amazing photographs. I really must get there one day!
Thanks for the comment on my blog. I suppose I am lucky and still have a fabric shop reasonably near(about 26 miles away) which sells absolute bargains and ends of rolls of Paul Smith fabrics including linen for only £2 a metre. How brilliant is that!
Jenny x

a mermaids purse said...

lovely blog x beautiful photos ;0)

Lyn said...

Oh I love St Ives! I am so jealos. I am glad you had a god blind date, I t made me remember ours, and made me smile!
Must do it again soon!
love
Lyn
xxx

CAROLYN SAXBY said...

Lovely photos :o)

Rebecca said...

oh hello you! I didn't know you had been to St Ives..... guess where I just got back from TODAY! Hehe :D We might have been there at the same time?!
Expect a bit post from me soon! I hope you had a lovely time.... well of course you did, it is the most beautiful place in Britain! x