I’ve been waiting to write this post so long that I actually almost cannot believe I’m finally about to hit publish… I’ve started it over and over again in my head, before shelving it because things weren’t quite in line. Well, we’ve gone far enough down the path that I can tell you all… we’re leaving London and moving to Cornwall!
I don’t think anyone who knows us in real life or here will find it any surprise that we did finally decide to move, although we’ve talked about it for so long that a casual observer could have been forgiven for thinking we might never actually get around to it. London will always be our first love, but Cornwall has held a special place in our hearts for a long long time. It was in a grotty surf lodge in Newquay that M first told me he loved me, 15 years ago, on a university surf trip and where on another beach just along the north coast he asked me to marry him 6 years later. We return every summer and even spent our honeymoon first in Port Isaac and then in a yurt. It seemed fitting, therefore, to celebrate picking up the keys to our new place this weekend with a walk along the coast path around Port Isaac at sunset.
I’m sure there are plenty of questions to answer, so if you have any, let me know in the comments and I’ll come back with an update to answer them. We still have our London flat for a bit longer, and have started to move a few things down to our place in Cornwall, before completing the move properly once Pip breaks up from school. In the meantime, here’s a few photos from last weekend…
I highly recommend this walk, by the way. It packs some serious punch with very little outlay in terms of organisation or money and is extremely rewarding in views. Park in the New Road, Port Isaac car park which is located at the top of the village on the B2367 heading towards Port Gaverne. It is just underneath Restaurant Nathan Outlaw. Take the second entrance to the car park which is slightly lower – parking is free after 6pm – and the coast path is just there. If you follow the coast path along (it is flat) it will take you round the edge of the village with some beautiful views, before joining the main village road just before the Old School House. You can then follow the road down into the village to the harbour, have a drink in the pub, or sit on the beach etc, before following the path back to the car. The view of the sunset from both the beach and the coast path is simply stunning.