We started off driving down via the north coast as I wanted to visit a favourite spot. Tintagel The last trip was in 2011, so it was definitely time to say hello again to this mythical, magical old rugged place.
I picked a sprig of thrift to dry and keep. I shall keep it with my dried clover flower that I picked on top of the Tor, at Glastonbury.
Carrying on the Arthurian theme, we crossed Bodmin moor and passed Dozmary Pool.
Dozmary Pool is a fresh water natural lake. In local legend, it is believed to be the final resting place of Excalibur and the home to the Lady of the lake. After Arthur was mortally wounded at the battle of Camlann, Sir Bedevere threw Excalibur into the lake, returning it to the Lady.
I would have been happy to carry on visiting Arthurian sites, but there were other plans on the list too, so that will have to wait to another day. Instead we drove across to the southern coast and met a sea mist in Polperro.
Polperro was one place I had never been in Cornwall, so a visit was long overdue. It didn't disappoint and looked even more atmospheric in the grey and mist.
For those of you that like me have never been. It is a place of winding narrow streets, white washed cottages and is filled with quirky corners
The Shell House...
We browsed in the lovely little shops, visited the museum, in between dodging the rain showers and were enticed into cosy cafes by tempting treats.
A lovely walk was had.
We finished our short trip by returning via the northern side again and back to the more magical . Many years back I visited the famous Museum of Witchcraft and Magic in Boscastle. After so many years I thought it about time to make a re visit. Such an interesting museum filled to the brim with so many things to look at. Spells and talismans and all manner of magical tools and information about magic and witchcraft through the ages.
It was a perfect end to a short break. :-)