I feel like going to the sea! Let’s see the Doors of St Ives, Cornwall today! The houses have a few things in common……..they are made of tabby or……..
stone and there are cobbled paths every where!
But, I must share more info about this cottage……the Cornish Cottage…This is where we stayed….it is at the end of a row of old fishermen cottages. It was totally modern and lovely inside and perfect for us, except……
See how the lane bisects? The larger path goes to the right and the smaller one to the left, following a row of bins. Our cottage sat in the middle of these two paths……This path led to the main street of St Ivesl. Coming from the main street UP……. the larger path took you to the top of a steep hill, to reach the car park, the cemetery and the sea! I only made this trek once in 7 days! But, for most of the tourists it was down in the morning and up it at night! And needless to say, by nightfall, most of the folks had had a pretty good day and were now tired, rowdy or drunk. Or all three and talking LOUDLY! Then in the wee hours of the morning we would hear the clunking of glass, because we were right behind a pub and that was the lane of bins behind it. The men would show up and empty bin after bin of glass bottles….. Clank, Clank, Clank! Following that, the empty metal beer barrels would be rolled out and down the street and the newly filled barrels would be rolled in. We could start our day and end it on schedule! We laugh about it now !
This door has quite the steep step!
This was one of my favorite doors!
This arch was marked…….
And this is George Hicks arch entry!
I wanted you to see this photo too…..There is a black door at the bottom, but I was waiting and waiting on that seagull to settle down so I could take the photo. Oh yeah, you must like sea gulls if you go to St Ives too! They also make a lot of noise!
To experience the full flavor of St Ives listen to this!
So, on vacation it always pays to have a sense of humor……life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get! (From Forrest Gump)
I hope you have enjoyed a few doors from St Ives today!
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