It may be a heatwave right now but apparently that doesn’t stop it from raining here in Cornwall!
Admittedly, one day out of 2 weeks ain’t half bad, but the grey and drizzle definitely took me by surprise yesterday. Olivia and I had even planned a nice dog walk in the morning, and decided to take the pups down to Nansidwell so that they’d be close to water in this heat.
Turns out that wasn’t really necessary, thanks to some thick grey cloud and mizzle – but we both needed to get out for a walk anyway, so we powered on through!
As we walked through the woodlands to the little cove, we could still feel how warm and muggy it was in the humid air; a classic July/August day in Cornwall as we know it – not like this amazing unexpected sunshine! We were glad that the dogs would be able to cool off in the sea; Nansidwell is one of the only little beaches around Falmouth that allows dogs in summer, so it’s a welcome retreat, no matter how small it is.
On days like these it’s a total blessing to have a light-weight raincoat like my Miyake Jacket from Trespass*; it’s super breathable with a mesh lining, and is designed to keep the wind out too, which is again something we often suffer with in Cornwall!
^ Pepper’s colourful collar is from a market in Ibiza! But I’ve found some similar ideas below…
I’d never visited Nansidwell before, but it’s been on my list for a while. I always seem to do little 1-hour stints of the South West Coast Path, and this is the only chunk I’ve been missing from the Falmouth area! I have previously done Gylly to Swanpool and Maenporth, and Mawnan Church to Durgan before.
Even after weeks of sun and very little rain, the coast path can get muddy quite easily, so I didn’t want to wear sandals on our walk (I also didn’t want wet feet in the rain!), but it was definitely a bit too hot outside for wellies. I recently received this pair of walking boots from Trespass* as well, which are the perfect mid-cut height for coast walks and hiking during summer. Plus, they are designed to be both waterproof and breathable (ideal for humid, sweaty weather!). I found them really comfortable too.
Thankfully the weather cleared up and we didn’t have to put up with too much rain on our walk. It was also warm enough that the dogs were tired out pretty quickly, so we walked back along the fields to the beach to let them dip in the sea one last time before heading home.
What’s your go-to outfit for hot but humid/rainy days?
* Trespass kindly sent me these items but I wasn’t asked to review them, so all opinions are (as always) my own