The best thing about working for yourself is being able to switch up your weekdays.
I love having the freedom to head out for a walk and get some fresh air at the end of the week when I need to, joined by friends, or just by myself with the dog. It’s the best way to stop from burning out, and I’m thankful every day that I have the option to juggle my day around; enjoying the daylight and working at time that fits better.
Last Friday, Olivia and I traded in our work for an afternoon stroll around on the coast path between Mylor Bridge and Restronguet creek. It wasn’t particularly sunny, but after a busy week we both thought it would be a nice way to catch up before a (busy) weekend.
Mylor Bridge is in my top 3 #LifeGoals house locations in Cornwall, along with Feock and Helford River. All of which happen to also be the top 3 most expensive places to live in Cornwall also… but for a good reason.
Like, who wouldn’t want to live somewhere with direct access to the water and all the beautiful coastal/river walks you could ever desire?
Evidently today’s grey outlook doesn’t quite do it justice, but trust me, these are the most stunning places.
On our walk we came across scatterings of oyster and mussel shells in the grass. Initially confused, we soon realised that the seagulls above our heads must have been fishing for food and dropping the remains in nearby fields!
Just watch your head when you go walking…
We also came across a driftwood swing at the top of the hill, with views across the creek. The perfect photo opportunity, of course, but also a rather romantic setting for future picnics too!
(^ Ring by Grace Baskerville Jewellery)
Definitely the coolest swing spot I’ve ever come across! Was it worth dragging poor Olivia (who was sore and exhausted from her morning PT session) up that ridiculously steep hill for though? I daren’t ask…
As you can probably tell from these photos, it was pretty windy up on that hill, and in general it was a pretty grim and windy day. But that didn’t stop us!
(^ Backpack from Bessie London)
Yeah so we may have gone up the wrong path from that field… meaning we had to edge down the very steep hill to reach the proper path again – but all in the name of exploring and gate photo poses, right?
We chatted about boats, business and dogs, naturally, and made plans for warmer, lighter weather when we’ll have time to walk all the way from Mylor Bridge to the Pandora Inn for lunch. I’m also dreaming of a perfect time for bringing the kayaks down here too…
As always I’m super thankful to Olivia for letting me force her to take pictures of me :) I feel like this blog wouldn’t quite be my blog without a little bit of me in each post so it’s always appreciated. It’s great having fellow freelancers as friends to join me for walks, and it certainly helps when they are professional photographers too…
Where’s your favourite place to walk with friends? Comment below!
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