Saved as a precious memory, we took the opportunity of visiting a beach so spectacular that my Welsh One had remembered it vividly since childhood.
Managed by the National Trust, Kynance Cove is so stunning it regularly receives awards for its beauty.
As we walked down to the beach the colours of the plants on either side of the path surrounded us with a patchwork of mauves, pinks and yellows.
I kept adjusting my lens and crouching in odd positions vainly attempting to capture the magic of the maritime heather.
The path wound round and into sight came a meandering stream, surrounded by the wild orange montbretia and dark purple flowers that were growing in abundance.
At the bottom was a set of abandoned buildings called Lord Falmouth's cottages that intrigued me enormously. If you know the history of these buildings please get in touch.
Once on the beach, I took my shoes off to feel the fine sand under my feet. To our right curved round the rock and a cave large enough to venture into appeared.
On our way back up I discovered another great aspect to the work of the National Trust. Heading to the toilets a poster explained that they were managed by a bio-bubble sewage system. By collecting waste that is aerated in a balance tank, then digested by bacteria it is then disinfected by ultra-violet lamps. The whole process uses less electricity than is generated by the solar lights on the Kynance Cafe roof.
I would never suggest that science is on my radar, but I still couldn't but feel that this was pretty cool stuff.
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