Hi, Guys! So this post talks about the final leg of our Cornwall road trip. Do check out Part 1 of our Cornwall Road trip (in case you have missed) for some beautiful pictures from Arundel Castle and seven sisters cliff.
Day 2 of our trip started on a lazy note with both Shivam and I wanting to have a last meal in our cozy Airbnb (pictures of which will be in a separate post) before leaving. We cooked us omelet with toast and coffee to fuel up for the day ahead. I for one was a little sad about leaving the house but equally excited to see what was next. So we sat down by this huge window in our apartment overlooking the street and taking in all that we could of the beautiful Southampton city.
Next, we stopped at Durdle door, an arch along the Jurassic coast of English coastal channel known for its unique rock formations. The most prominent one looks like an inverted D or an open door inside the sea. The beach was so beautiful that it hurt not being able to go inside the water. It was only after we reached that the rain stopped but cold winds were enough to give you a headache. The path down to the beach from the top of the hill was all wet and muddy yet nothing could stop us from walking all the way down. Shivam didn’t carry his camera due to rain so all the pictures here were taken from my iPhone. It was a thrilling experience, and so worth the drive.
From there we left for Newquay, a small Cornish coastal town known for its seaside resorts and fishing. The ride from Durdle door was about 3 hours but a mind blowing one. We witnessed some beautiful landscapes, stopped on the way to grab fresh strawberries and played with rabbits at this small cafe farm. Soon after reaching our seaside hotel, we changed and were out to capture the setting sun. Watching it melt down into blue waters was something that can’t be explained in words. I was stunned at its beauty, the glory of a golden hour that Shivam has tried to capture in his camera. After staying there for a good hour or so braving a strong headwind we left to grab some dinner.
Where Southampton had some really nice restaurants open till late in the night, Newquay was almost closed by 8 pm. Luckily, we found a cute Chinese restaurant open and hopped in for ramen bowls which were absolutely delicious. The thing that they say about expect the unexpected but in a good way!
We stayed at Great Western Hotel that has the best sea view from its restaurant and open deck facing the sea. The thing that I loved about this hotel besides its location was that they stock local Cornish coffee in all the rooms and disposable coffee cups to take your coffee on the go! Trust me I went crazy savoring every assorted tea and coffee available!
Since we started our day late from Southampton, we had to skip Minack theater and Lands End on the second day but covered both on our Day 3 in Cornwall. Minack theater is a medieval open-air theater constructed on a hill top just next to the sea. It still hosts performances but remains open to visitors otherwise. In case you are interested in visiting, make sure to check the timings for that day on their website. There is a small cafe within the premises serving fresh local delicacies with a view to die for. Shivam and I decided to sit down there and try Pasty (Pastry minus R), a popular local dish in Cornwall. To experience the local culture, you must definitely experience the local food and that is what we always try to do. This savory item from Cornwall is forever going to remind us about the moment we spent at this cute cafe looking down at the sea.
We were driving back to Norwich the same day so couldn’t spend much time at the theater, which I was a little disappointed about. But we moved from there to see Land’s End, one of the extreme points in English geography. It stretches out to a few miles at the end of which is just water. This is something you don’t generally witness or it takes some time to take it all in. The premises houses a musical center and a children’s playground beside the land’s end hotel. There a few shops serving ice cream, coffee, and souvenirs too. They say this is the point where journeys either start or end, guess it was latter for us. With that, we were back on our journey back home. This whole trip is really close to my heart especially because it is our first road trip in the UK and in the summer time!
This brings us to the end of the Cornwall travel series. I would love to know if you like reading our travel posts and if there are any changes/additions you want us to make. It will help with the upcoming/future travel posts on the blog. Looking forward to read your views. 🙂
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