A Week Unplugged

Gorse foreground, silhouette on cliff and Atlantic view at Zennor

Old road marker to Penzance

We arrived at our clifftop barn in the late afternoon sunshine, took in the sweeping views, had a cup of tea and raced down to the beach (after all, in Cornwall in Spring, who knows when you’ll next see the sun?!)

Bryony studying the map with tea, by an old stone wall

Rocks and sea, with cliff behind at Porthmear Cove

Polmina Cottage by the sea in the evening light

We took a deep breath and enjoyed the last light.  Perfectly peaceful, and we’d only been there two hours.  Our open plan barn conversion had all one requires for a proper country retreat, including no phone reception.  We took one look at the TV operating instructions and gladly decided we’d be better off without.  So, without the usual time-traps, our days fell in to an easy pattern of lazy mornings, with coffee in bed looking out across the Atlantic, discussing how we should make the most of the great outdoors.

Stone circle with church in the background

Carn Du cliff and sea

Bryony cycling to Penzance alongside old stone wall

Blue window with vase, and cream tea

Bryony jumping off rocks on to the sand at Porthcurno

We had wind and rain, but it only added to the adventure.  I could happily spend much more of my life unplugged from the everyday distractions that stop me doing my favourite thing: playing around in the fresh air.

Bryony cycling to Penzance alongside old stone wall

Bryony and Tom on a bench

8 thoughts on “A Week Unplugged

  1. Great post – and how lovely to have had such a chilled time. The tv and phone and computer are such curses of modern life. Good to get away from it all from time to time!

  2. You trip looks wonderful! I am very jealous of your beautiful holiday and cornwall in any season is beautiful! xx

  3. It sounds absolutely blissful. That cream tea looks amazing. Very similar to one I had several years again when we went to Cornwall on holiday with friends. It was a good long drive from where we were staying but it was so good we went back again before we left. It was down some windy country road (though I think it was still the main road) going towards Lands End and was in someone’s house. Ooh so good.