We normally try and visit St Ives in Cornwall at least one a year. It’s been one of our favourite holiday destinations for a number of years now.
From where we live in Lancashire, it can be a tiring drive down to the tip of Cornwall. This year we broke the journey with a stop off at Tewkesbury on the way down and at Broadway in the Cotswolds on the way back.
When it’s sunny St Ives is as good as any holiday destination in the world. Great beaches, the emerald green sea, quaint streets to explore with dinky fisherman’s cottages and a few traditional English pubs with character, plus some good restaurants. It’s idyllic.
But this is Britain and you very rarely get a week of perfect weather. On this occasion our weather ranged from sunshine to torrential rain and howling gales. At times it was so windy they had to close the beaches to bathers and surfers. Fortunately we did also see some sunshine and from a photographic point of view the mix of stormy skies and sunlit scenery can make for more dramatic pictures.
So, here is a small selection of pictures from St Ives. We are already planning to return again soon.
All pictures were taken on the Fuji XT2.