It seems we are just coming out the other side of peak Summer.
I don’t know whether to be happy or sad if I’m honest. Part of my feels like Summer has run away and I haven’t completed everything on my Cornish Summer Bucket List for this year, but the other part of me feels somewhat excited by the smell of Autumn that has already hit the air over the last two days. Anyone else noticed that chilly/damp Autumnal feel?
(^ How cute is Olivia & her beautiful dresses? I love her style)
But one thing is for sure, I feel happy that peak tourist season is basically over, and the traffic & general busy-ness will go somewhat back to normal over the next couple of weeks.
Luckily my life hasn’t been too badly affected by the tourist hustle and bustle that August always brings. I haven’t needed to leave Cornwall so THANK GOD I haven’t had to deal with the horrific traffic getting in and out of the county, and I’ve generally stuck to visiting my favourite beaches and places in the evenings when it’s quieter.
However, when I have gone out in the daytime, I’ve made a conscious effort to pick places that I know are more secluded and peaceful. Sometimes when you’ve got a lot going on in your life, swarms of tourists is that last thing you need, so finding peace and quiet for a moment is the perfect way to fix your day.
Olivia and I have to always have our weekly walk; we both find them the best way to de-stress, taking it slowly by either exploring new places & taking in new surroundings, or casually visiting spots we know and love. It’s a great way to have a catch up and chill out without spending any money too (see more inexpensive friend date ideas)!
I’ve talked so many times about how much I love Helford river and specifically Durgan and the walks around Mawnan Smith; it’s out of the way and quite tricky to get to so it’s always a nice quiet spot for a chilled out stroll.
The views are also amazing out across the river, and reminds me of our kayaking trip out to Frenchman’s Creek back in March – it was much more still on this day though!
The other side of Helford river, over on the Lizard, is also usually nice and quiet too, but it’s a bit further to drive and harder to get to. I haven’t done nearly enough exploring over there yet but I’m sure I’ll spend a lot of my Autumn over there.
Got any recommended quiet & peaceful spots? Comment below!
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