“Cornwall is very primeval: great, black, jutting cliffs and rocks, like the original darkness, and a pale sea breaking in, like dawn. It is like the beginning of the world, wonderful…”
D H Lawrence
I used to spend summer holidays in Cornwall when I was a child. I don’t remember a huge amount about these, but a few things stick in my memory: the early morning drives from East to West, queuing for hot nourishing pasties after a day of exploring, spending long days on the beach whatever the weather.
This trip can be summed up in similar terms. We spent a lot of time eating, exploring and catching up with friends. Massive thanks to Nia and James for having us and taking time off work to show us around.
I don’t think it’s been a good holiday unless you’ve spent at least some of your time imagining living in that place. Weighing up abandoning your life as you know it and becoming the skipper of a water taxi, or a trendy postman (not sure why, but all of the post people in Cornwall seem effortlessly cool).
There’s so much to enjoy on both coasts - we spent a nice day walking and eating around Fowey, a lovely warm morning at Polzeath beach and a particular highlight was Lantic Bay. Cornwall boasts some superb breweries and pubs, so there was no end of quiet pints of ale looking out over expanses of water. It was a really relaxing break, and one that I think we’ll repeat a few times in years to come.
I didn’t have to worry about packing too light for this trip as we drove, so I took three cameras with me. I’m sure I’ll post some shots from the two rolls of film I shot once I’ve had them developed, but in the meantime here are some of my digital images. All shot with a Fuji XE-2 and the Fuji 23mm f2 lens. I’m toying with the idea of selling all of the rest of my digital gear and committing to Fuji completely, but this might just be a whim because of the fun I had shooting on this holiday.