This seems to be a time when people are reflecting on life and what’s important to them. Not only are they contemplating big changes, they’re actually making them happen. Among these, is a friend who has upped sticks from England and moved to the Welsh coast; Fishguard to be precise. She’s bought a small cottage with some land and a separate holiday home rental, overlooking the sea.
Having now spent a week with my friend, in the holiday home, I can completely understand why she decided to take the plunge and go for it. The remoteness is, in itself, kind of liberating but it is also a breathtakingly beautiful place. And as the days of distancing continue, having a spacious beach on your doorstep comes in pretty handy.
On long walks with my camera, complete with fisheye lens, I captured miles of blue sky, wild countryside and unspoilt coastline. Blissful days were matched by magical sunsets. The ones below were taken on an evening boat trip, just up the coast in Newquay. Needless to say, it was a bit of a wrench leaving this idyllic place behind. A stop over in scenic Shrewsbury, softened the blow and eased me back into suburbia.
Next stop on my UK staycation, Cropredy, where Fairport Convention’s annual folk festival may have been postponed but village life remains picture perfect. I’ll see you there but in the meantime, if you fancy a week or two of Fishguard fresh air here’s the link to the perfect holiday retreat. https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/44637445?location=Dinas%20Cross%2C%20Pembrokeshire%2C%20United%20Kingdom&source_impression_id=p3_1597048462_kF1EDRapahszas%2Bo
The sunset shots were taken on an evening boat trip in Newquay an hour up the coast from Fishguard. Distancing there too so just three groups of us.