Beachin' at St Ives

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Beachin' at St Ives

The final day in Mousehole, we decided to head over to St Ives.

Our day out started at The Leach Pottery Museum. Located in St Ives, an unassuming building on the main road giving access to a fascinating tour of the history of the Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada's story of the Leach Pottery, founded in 1920. We saw potters wheels, kilns, clay storage and had a play with glaze painting ending with the gallery and shop of artist's finished pieces.


By the time we'd finished in the museum it was lunchtime. We headed to St Ives beach to have a picnic. It was so windy that we actually ate our sandwiches sat in the car in the beach car park, chatting, munching and admiring the surfers braving the cold, windy conditions. 

When we'd finished our lunch we headed down for a walk along the beach in the wind. And, of course a lot of larking around and a little paddle. 

As the sun started to go down and it really did get a bit chilly. We dried our feet off using the PACMAT towel.

And warming up with a nice cuppa on the beach.

And headed back to Mousehole for our last night on the coast.