Arriving in Padstow

I’ve said it before and I will say it again, Padstow is my very favourite place in the world. We’ve been to Padstow for a week every year since my son was born since 2001. Even when we were short of cash when my daughter was little, we could never give up our precious week in Padstow.

Arriving in Padstow is like coming home. Seeing it all for the first time is so familiar, yet so magical. It seems like we saw it all yesterday – the same tides, the same skyline, the same shops, buildings, boats, car parks and ice cream vans. The same sound of seagulls and the same smell of the sea.

But it doesn’t lose any of its magic for being familiar. It is still the most beautiful place I know.

I want to photograph it, to capture every bit of it. Even though I’ve photographed it many, many times before. But the photos never quite do it justice, never really capture the beauty of the sea, the sky, the buildings and the boats.

But I photograph them anyway. There’s nothing new, but it’s beautiful and magical. And we love it.

 

Author: Sarah Mummy

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  1. I love Padstow too and have been many times over the years, but probably not as much as you. I know that feeling when you are back somewhere that you know well and love – it’s priceless.

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  2. Sounds lovely…we are thinking of where to go next year, so nice to have a well-loved place recommended!

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  3. I absolutely adore Padstow too – been there a couple of times over the years and would love to go back. You obviously got sun this time which is definitely a bonus. Looks truly magical 🙂

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  4. Padstow looks gorgeous. I’ve never been but would like one day.

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  5. oh how lovely and the children will remember it with so many fond memories

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  6. I share your feelings of love for my little corner of Cornwall, so can understand how magic it is. Lovely pictures x

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  7. I so know that feeling we feel the same about Whitby. it really does feel like your arriving home doesnt it! xx

    Thanks for sharing with #MagicMoments x

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  8. now you make it sound a wonderful place to visit, loved the photos too x

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  9. Looks like a lovely place – I’ll have to stick that on my ever-increasing list of places to go once the kids actually sleep and we can leave them with my parents!

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  10. I’ve a,ways wanted to go. It looks amazing. Definitely on my ’round the UK’ grand tour list now.

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  11. It looks gorgeous! Most envious of your week away.
    #magicmoments

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  12. i love Padstow such a pretty and charming little sea village. havent been for a few years but isnt that dar from me really x x

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  13. Thanks very much, everyone. It’s good to know others love it too – and it’s highly recommended for people who haven’t been before!
    Will definitely catch up with you next year, Coombe Mill!
    Tom – you could always take the kids with you! 😉

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  14. It looks lovely there, it’s great when you just love a place so much that you could take dozens of photos every time you visit!

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  15. Thanks very much, ladies. It’s not often we see blue skies, Michelle!
    It’s like I want to digest it all, Mammasaurus, and own every little bit of it and keep it with me until next year! The photos are priceless.

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  16. Aww it looks a beautiful place to visit 🙂

    Thanks for sharing at welcome to the weekend blog hop…

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  17. Oh, how I agree! I spent a night there and two nights in St. Ives. I have a special place in my heart for Cornwall and especially for Padstow! Great walks and such a sweet town, so glad I included it on my road trip. It was hard to decide what to see and what to skip.

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  18. It’s amazing, isn’t it, Tiana? St Ives is beautfiul too. Thanks very much for commenting.

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