There are certainly worse ways to spend a Tuesday than sat in the sun in Cornwall with a notepad and a few fellow creatives.
This week, the lovely Sarah from The Salty Sea Blog hosted a creative writing workshop at The Ship Inn at Porthleven. If you have a read of her blog, you’ll instantly see why I was keen to go! She’s an amazing writer (and photographer, of course).
This workshop was small and intimate, and part of her ‘The Ocean Project’ which (from what I understand) will involve many more future meetups and workshops focused around being connected to Cornwall, sharing ideas and letting loose with our creativity!
The theme of the afternoon was ‘place’; using our environment and the landscape to inspire our writing. And I can’t think of a better situation than this quaint Cornish harbour town with incredible views of the Atlantic. The ultimate inspiration.
Luck was upon us, and it happened to be a bright and beautiful day here in Cornwall. As one of our activities, we took some time to wander around the harbour making notes about our surroundings and generally stopping to enjoy the moment.
This in itself was a bit of a revelation to me… I realised I rarely ever (/never?) take the time to take in and notice all the scents, sounds and sights around me.
I suppose it was hard not to that day. I mean look at the colour of that water!
We talked a lot about seasons as well, and I definitely left Porthleven feeling a sense of excitement about Summer. I don’t think I’ve ever been to the Helston/Helford River/The Lizard areas of Cornwall before, and (now discovering that it’s really not that far to drive from my house), I’m really looking forward to exploring these places in the good weather.
Cornwall is full of inspirational places just like this, and it feels amazing to know that it is infinitely explore-able and that I’ll probably never stop discovering new and wonderful places!