About a week ago I saw one of the most spectacular views that I have ever seen in my life. My mother and sister came to visit from Thailand, and as they have been to London a few times now, and I haven’t travelled around the UK nearly as much as I should (having lived here for almost 7 years, it’s embarrassing) I thought that we should perhaps take a little road trip down to Cornwall, having heard many good things about it.
We drove down from Oxford, and it took us about five hours to get there (with a few stops on the way). Much of the drive involved driving through beautiful places like Bristol and the Devon countryside, and by the time we got to Cornwall the sun even came out for a little while!
Our first stop of the trip was St Agnes, a small town on the north coast of Cornwall. We drove to Wheal Coates, a former tin mine that is situated on the coastal cliff tops between St Agnes and Porthtowan. This beautiful area is preserved and maintained by the National Trust. It is a bit of a walk to get to the top of the cliff, with some narrow paths and bumpy underfoot, but it is fairly easy! (I was able to get up there with sandals on). The view was just breathtaking, and the photos don’t do this wonderful place any justice at all – It felt like I had been sucked into the fantasy world of Game of Thrones or Lord of the Rings (not nerdy at all).
Playsuit: Club Monaco (old season) | Sandals: Mascaró (old season) | Bag: Chloé
Life is too short, and as they say, you only regret the things that you didn’t do – so turn off your TV, get off your couch, put your laptop away, and either, walk, get on the bus, or drive to unexpected places! There are too many magical places to be explored and too little time. And when you get to those places make sure to put your phone or camera down for a little bit, take in your surroundings and appreciate the moment. Yes, you may capture breathtaking photos (which will not even remotely capture the place’s true beauty), but the way you felt when you were there can’t be captured on camera, which is the only thing that will truly stay with you in the end.