Firstly, thank you to @otisandus for asking me to share my travel plans for 2019. Katy, I love hearing about your trips and seeing your beautiful photographs so keep them coming.
I can’t quite believe it’s almost the end of February and that two months of 2019 have already whizzed by. Where has that time gone?
Well, as I sit here writing, I’m enjoying a cappuccino sat in my favourite window seat at our local @Bluebar in Porthtowan, watching the surfers do their thing. There is wall-to-wall sunshine and not a cloud in the sky. The beach is slowly filling up with the many visitors that have arrived for half-term, and lots of fun is being had in this amazing weather! I’ve walked the distance along the cliff paths from St Agnes to Porthtowan where I plan to spend a few hours having some well-deserved ‘me time’. So here I am writing my travel plans for 2019.
At sandandseaglass.blog we are excited for what the year has in store for us. Apart from my mission to explore more of Cornwall in 2019, lots of trips have already been organised and more to be confirmed, which is very exciting indeed!
We have just returned from a long weekend away visiting family back in my home town of Staffordshire. We managed to pack in a shopping day at Cheshire Oaks Retail Outlet and we also spent a morning exploring The Cloud in Cheshire. I’m a keen walker as you know, so this was perfect. The views from the top are incredible! It was such a clear morning allowing us to see for miles and miles across the Cheshire Plain. As much as I love my home in Cornwall, I equally love to get my ‘city fix’ every now and then. A few days away usually does the trick and then I’m ready to return, feeling refreshed, and even more grateful for living where I do.
So as half-term draws to an end and I start to look ahead towards the rest of the year, here’s what we have already etched into our diaries.
Exploring the Jurassic coast; first stop, Durdle Door & Lulworth Cove! This has been on our list of places to visit for so long. It’s our five-year wedding anniversary so we thought what better way to spend it than a weekend exploring the stunning Jurassic Coast. Durdle Door is one of the most iconic landscapes here. I’ve admired so many pictures from a far and I’m finally going to see it for myself. Excited is an understatement!
May is all about spending quality time with friends.
We have organised to attend this years Tunes in the Dunes festival in Perranporth, Cornwall. Like most, we love a festival….but a festival on the beach will be awesome! Surrounded by stunning sea-views, dancing on the sand to great music, and in the glorious sunshine (hopefully)……followed by a sore head I suspect. Well, you only live once.
Then, a few days later I’ll be flying to Spain to spend a week with one of my closest friends. She is lucky enough to have a house in Murcia; a city in south-eastern Spain, the capital and most populous city. It’s situated between Andalusia and the Valencian community on the Mediterranean coast. It’s the seventh largest city in the country and is a really beautiful place. We plan to do very little on this holiday. Sun, sea, and cocktail sipping on repeat, as well as doing a little exploring I’m sure.
July & August
During the summer holidays we will travel from Cornwall to Ireland by car. This is a mammoth journey but we love it! We get to see our family and friends in various places up and down the country, as well as stopping off, visiting new places along the way. We will travel from Cornwall to Manchester; Manchester to Wales; Holyhead to Dublin; Dublin to Donegal; Donegal to Derry; Derry to Belfast and then to our final destination, Newry. Whilst in Ireland we are keen to walk up Slieve Gullion and explore some of South Armagh. On route to Ireland we will spend a night in Wales to break up the trip and I hope to visit Snowdonia again. A few years back I climbed Snowdonia and I loved it. I’m hoping to convince the hubby to join me in doing this again.
I’ve been saying it for years and still haven’t got around to visiting the Isles of Scilly. However, this is on our 2019 travel wish-list. We are planning to hop on board the Scillonian passenger ferry in October and stay for a few days exploring the wonderful island. I am currently searching the internet trying to find the best deals, so watch this space!
Exploring Cornwall 2019
I’ve set myself a target to visit at least one new place in Cornwall each month. So far, I’m smashing it! Since beginning this mission in December, I’ve visited many new places. These include: Kynance Cove; Cadgwith Cove; Porthscatho; Porthcurno; Poldhu Cove; Porthallow Cove, Kennack Sands just to name a few. If you’ve read my earlier post you will know that I’ve lived here for almost nine years and feel ashamed to say that I’ve not visited anywhere near as many places as I’d have liked. Well, I’m doing it, and I’ve seen more of Cornwall in the past few months than ever before.
So, 2019 is set to be an exciting year for us. I’m sure many more trips will be added too.