Very near Bodmin Moor in Cornwall are the picturesque coastal villages of Rock and Padstow. Whereas Bodmin Moor where Jamaica Inn is located, can be dark, mysterious, and even foreboding, both Rock and Padstow are very homely and inviting, we found ourselves thinking again about how we can afford to pack our bags, work only when we want to, and live a stress-free life in the country.
We made Jamaica Inn our base while we drove around the charming surrounding villages. I took more photos to test my new Canon EOS 100D DSLR, of course, which was a present from Mr Tittle-Tattles.
My camera was a day old around the time I took these photos, so I had no idea yet which settings to use in certain conditions. Needless to say, manual focusing and zooming were totally alien to me. I aim to give you better visuals in the future so I can properly take you with me in my travels.
In the meantime, enjoy these photos, and if you missed the previous post, please click HERE.
As some of you may know, Cornwall is home to the traditional cream tea: a form of afternoon tea meal consisting of scones, clotted (not whipped) cream, and strawberry jam, and served with tea and milk. From Rock, where it was sunny yet freezing on Boxing Day, we drove to the fishing port of Padstow in search of some freshly baked scones.
Mr Tittle-Tattles and I have a bucket list of places to visit, and we were so chuffed to have finally ticked having cream tea right in Cornwall, just when the year was about to end and travelling out of London wasn't planned at all. I must say, I credit him for my newfound spontaneity. As a diary-abiding citizen, last-minute plans are not in my nature that they throw me off-kilter. But I learnt to just jump in the car and look forward to listening to his iTunes where I got acquainted with The Sisters of Mercy's 'More' and Massive Attack's 'Teardrop'.
But I digress.
|Cream tea at Cherry Trees|
If you fancy a trip to Cornwall, visit http://www.cornwalls.co.uk for information, accommodation, attractions, and photos.
More practice shooting next time!