A blustery day in St Ives

Photos taken yesterday (Saturday 9th April 2016) on a short shopping trip to St Ives with lunch at the Porthmeor Café on the beach 🙂

Harbour from above
Harbour from above
St Ives (8)
Smeaton’s Pier
Smeaton's Pier
Smeaton’s Pier

Smeaton’s pier is a rubble and masonry pier extending south from the coast at St Ives, on the east side of the harbour’s south entrance. Designed by John Smeaton in 1766 the Georgian era pier was built by Thomas Richardson, who had been Smeaton’s foreman mason on the construction of Edddystone Lighthouse.

And yes, I did come home with a couple of bunches of daffodils – the white ones smell delicious!

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40 Comments Add yours

  1. Sue says:

    Oh, wonderful!! 😀😎

    1. Heyjude says:

      So difficult to not keep taking photos. I have to remind myself I can come back here every day if I want to. I have some ideas I want to try out, so you will see plenty more of St Ives 🙂

      1. Sue says:

        Perfect…..looking forward to your ideas!

  2. Ohhhoo! You have your seaside and beach. Songs of praise. I can see already there are many treats in store for all of us. I love that first shot – an overview of pleasures. Two questions: Are those houses built on sand? and Are you really embarking on renos?

    1. Heyjude says:

      I suspect those houses are built on granite! And if by renos you mean renovations 😉 then yes, but only fairly minor – just removing stud walls and repositioning them to make the space work better for us. We’ll get “a man who can” in to do it. The OH is not in to DIY.

  3. Lynn says:

    Oh my goodness, what a beautiful area. Years ago when my stepdad still lived in England, Cornwall was one of my Mom’s favourite areas to visit when she was there.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I have always been drawn to it. Childhood holidays!

  4. Pit says:

    The day may have been blustery, but still wonderful, with the blue sky. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Yes the sky was gorgeous and the sun was nice and warm out of the wind.

  5. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Nice and quiet there yesterday, that’s how I like it!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Yes it is much better outside the holidays, we couldn’t find a parking space when we attempted to visit over Easter!

  6. Chillbrook says:

    A blusty day on acid St Ives today if it’s anything like it is here in central Cornwall today! Super pictures Jude. Always a nice place to visit and have a good mooch around. 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      It is a tad breezy today Adrian, but now the sun has come out it is quite lovely to look at from indoors!

  7. I am so looking forward to our first visit to St Ives! We rented a fisherman’s cottage with a parking space, because we told parking was at a premium!

    1. Heyjude says:

      parking is a bit of a nightmare during the school holidays, so a parking space is a bonus. When are you down here?

      1. The last week of June

        1. Heyjude says:

          It shouldn’t be too busy then hopefully 🙂

  8. joannesisco says:

    I’m not familiar with oceans and tides, so at the risk of looking like a complete idiot … is that what low tide looks like? … all those boats sitting on the ground with the pier many feet high? The last 2 photos look absolutely incredible to me.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Yep, low tide is when the water recedes and the boats are left high and dry! This is a very sandy harbour though so it looks quite nice when the tide is out 🙂

      1. joannesisco says:

        Wow! Now I feel inclined to want to see the ocean at low and high tide!!

        1. Heyjude says:

          I’ll get a photo of it when the tide is high 🙂

  9. jennypellett says:

    Ah, the light, the light…there’s nowhere else quite like it, is there, which is why so many artists settle there. Lucky you. The beach looked a bit crowded though…😀😀😀

    1. Heyjude says:

      The light is so bright even on a dull day! Quite blinding yesterday. Thunder, lightning and hailstones at the moment – not a beach day today.

  10. pommepal says:

    Lucky you Jude what a great area to be able to visit again and again in all its changing moods. I love the scent of daffodils. the smell of spring. I did visit St Ives way back in 1990 when I had a trip home to visit my Mam for her 90th birthday. I must dig out the photo albums. Remember them???

    1. Heyjude says:

      Oh, yes. I have a few albums still.

  11. beetleypete says:

    So, now you are really there! I am envious of the coast and sea, even though I don’t have far to go to see it. You seem to have escaped some heavy weather that hit the south-west yesterday, and got that ideal ‘western light’ for your photos.
    Regards as always, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      We didn’t escape the storm yesterday evening! Flooded the conservatory from the roof somehow!

      1. beetleypete says:

        Oh no. Sorry to hear that. It looked quite bad on the TV news down there. The joys of home ownership…

        1. Heyjude says:

          Oh, yes. We are having a few teething problems… but I am sure all will be well eventually!

  12. Sherri says:

    Beautiful as I expected…as Jenny said, love the light. Oh I need to get down there…this summer 😉

  13. I am so excited about visiting Cornwall again in September. Your photos are beautiful and I can’t wait to go to all these stunning places.

    1. Heyjude says:

      September will be lovely.

  14. I couldn’t see any pirates but did you have a pastie for lunch?

    1. Heyjude says:

      Not on this day, but we have had a few pasties already. They are not very good for the waist though 😉

  15. How wonderful to live so close to that amazing beach, Jude. So many photo opportunities. 🙂 Love the lighthouse.

    1. Heyjude says:

      We’ll get closer to the lighthouse once the weather improves.

  16. Suzy Barker says:

    Aahh – beautiful St Ives. Gorgeous photos.

    1. Heyjude says:

      There will be more I promise you!

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