Cornish Pastie

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Port Beach St. Ives
October 14

Now I had to see if I would reach any further by hitching, would be stuck there or would even reach my new destination...

I waited not too long finally and a van pulled aside, they were carrying a girl football (soccer) team. What a ride, so the driver was making it all the way to Newquay, great! They dropped the girls on the way, and in the meantime I studied the map to see what I should do. The driver was also owning an hostel or bed and breakfast and he offered me a room at a discount price. So that was tempting, to keep all my chances aside, I took the ride with him to Newquay and he left me just at the junction of the local road to Camborne at the edge of Newquay and wrote the address of the hostel in case.
As it was already getting late, there was no way I could know if I would reach Camborne before dark or not.
Coast along St. Ives
And then I had a back-up in case. So I tried to hitch, and again only a few cars later it went quick. I was riding with a surfer coming back from the beach down to Camborne (he was going further south but brought me directly at the door). In the meantime, Sandra called and I said that I would be there within minutes. Which was way quicker than expected. Then not long after we met on the sidewalk me, Sandra and Samantha her flatmate.

We went in, had a lovely long acquainting chat altogether. And immediately started cooking. That was welcome!
The evening went on and one of Sandra's friend invited us to watch a movie at his place (ohh Sandra was also still sufferining of some knee injury). We were probably planning of not moving and watching something at home but he offered to pick us up and we did go finally.
Overview on St.Ives


That was a pleasant time, then back for some sleep. I was the first guest in the flat! And had the opportunity of testing the lovely new inflatable matrass!
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October 15

Today we had a lift to go to Falmouth, so we did that early enough and then walked in that tiny seaside port town. We walked slowly crossing town until the beach and sat there for a while discussing and having our sandwich, although it was a bit chill so we were happy to leave back in town to meet with Sandra's friend (though we ate ice cream while waiting!).

We went back home and cooked something up until everyone came over for the meal, Samantha, Julian and other and we simply drove to the beach (after dark) to go to a local pub having a drink in Portreath.
Me - Sandra and Jules on the hill chapel in St.Ives
We could only hear the waves and sea in the dark. Although it was really dead, so instead we decided to cut the evening earlier and went back home where everyone left after a while. I played Risk with Sandra and as her first time luck with the game she won everything... or was it a german strategy?
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October 16

Ahh crap a rainy shower day. We didn't what to do, we still decided to head out and with Julian we went to St. Ives. Right decision, as once we arrived there the rain had stopped and eventhough it was grey and wet it was great. The landscape on some of the nearest beach and cove was amazing with the low clouds. Especially the view on Logan's beach/bay.

St.Ives is an amazing destination, it reminded me of Granada. Tiny pedestrian street along a cliff and amazing architecture as well.
Me - Jules - Sandra on the hill chapel in St.Ives ... a bit too far though
We walked in different boutics which are all selling surf stuffs. I liked the mentality and look. The first thing we still did upon arrival was to go to the pub, one pretty old pub... I don't remember but it is on the pictures. And we did some silly photos with the phone booth. At least I tried to get some nice portrait.

We walked along the coast most of the day and then later we headed back following the coast, at first smashing a police gate for a closed street with the car, only to notice that shit the police were all standing in the middle of the road further down and we were the only car... anyway they simply waved us through and we made it to a Pastry shop. Just on time as it seems a real delicacy here, we bought ourselves some Cornish Pasty of the remaining one (a busy bakkery obviously .
Sandra in St.Ives
.. and only accessible by car).
I took a vegetarian one of course, it was nice... though without ketchup I found it a bit dry afterall... or that mixt with the fact that the heat of the pastry were misting the car.

While we ate our pastry or is it pastie? We headed to Gwithian to see the seals, though they were hundred meters down a cliff. And the weather again a bit misty just as dark was coming so it was time to head home.

We had another meal altogether with Sandra's and Samantha's friend, and later we watched Babel and talked more.
Lovely day
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Port Beach St. Ives
Port Beach St. Ives
Coast along St. Ives
Coast along St. Ives
Overview on St.Ives
Overview on St.Ives
Me - Sandra and Jules on the hill …
Me - Sandra and Jules on the hill…
Me - Jules - Sandra on the hill ch…
Me - Jules - Sandra on the hill c…
Sandra in St.Ives
Sandra in St.Ives
Cemetery in St.Ives
Cemetery in St.Ives
Jules and Samantha in Porthreat Be…
Jules and Samantha in Porthreat B…
Me - Cardis Bay beach
Me - Cardis Bay beach
Sandra - Jules riding to St.Ives o…
Sandra - Jules riding to St.Ives …
Me and Risk game... I am not playi…
Me and Risk game... I am not play…
Cliche - Porthreat beach
Cliche - Porthreat beach
St.Ives Beach
St.Ives Beach
Cardis Bay Beach
Cardis Bay Beach
Sandra in the tiny cobbled street …
Sandra in the tiny cobbled street…
St.Ives tiny streets
St.Ives tiny streets
The Sloop Inn historic pub in St.I…
The Sloop Inn historic pub in St.…
Juless calling, St.Ives
Jules's calling, St.Ives
The Sloop Inn pub, St.Ives
The Sloop Inn pub, St.Ives
Jules - Me The Sloop Inn, St.Ives
Jules - Me The Sloop Inn, St.Ives
Sandra and Jules on a cove beach i…
Sandra and Jules on a cove beach …
Yes she is winning at Risk! (Damn …
Yes she is winning at Risk! (Damn…
Sandra and me at her place, digest…
Sandra and me at her place, diges…
Seals on the beach near Cardis Bay
Seals on the beach near Cardis Bay
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