|St. Ives, from a climb I took on Saturday morning|
I also strolled to parts of the area I'd not yet seen, including Porthminster beach, and high above it to an old castle, the Tregenna, built in the eighteenth century, but bought by the Great Western Railway in 1878 to be used as a hotel, one year after the rail company installed the St Ives line, a very short but very scenic ride as it hugs the beautiful coastline. The Tregenna remains a posh hotel today and boasts a well-known golf course, as well as spectacular views of St Ives below.
|An look at St Ives from an even higher view|
at Tregenna Castle
I nosed around the waterfront, looking into touristy shops (nearly bought two sweaters!) and buying the staff of ICLC some Cornish clotted cream fudge, made in St. Ives. Every time I hear the name "clotted cream" I sure that my cholesterol is rising, but I do like it with tea and scones in the afternoon!
I lunched on the waterfront, but while I probably should have gone back to the excellent Sea Food Cafe I instead went to Pizza Express -- I couldn't resist!
|A Tale of Two Cornwalls part 1|
|A Tale of Two Cornwalls part 2|
|St Ives from Harbour Beach|