Warning lots of photos of Looe and Downderry Beach that may induce jealousy ;)
It was my birthday this month and for a nice change Si had the day off to spend with me. Since the boys were at school all day, we had one of those rare days just for us.
When Si and I got together in 2010, I was already Mum to a 4-year-old and a 6-year-old so as much as we love being a family and spending time with the boys (they are growing up way too quickly so time with them is precious too) days just to ourselves will always be special.
We headed to Looe for a walk around and a mooch in the shops firstly. I hadn’t actually been to Looe for many years despite it not being that far away, so it was almost like visiting for the first time again.
It really is a beautiful place, I’ll actually be taking the boys there at some point as they’d love the amusement arcade, the sweet shops and the beach.
We had lunch in Seaton and then we drove to Downderry. Si parked on an unassuming looking street and took me down and alley way – minds out of the gutter please – and I fell in love at first sight.
It was my first time of visiting Downderry Beach and we pretty much had the beach to ourselves. Handily one of my Forty before 40 aims is to visit all of the beaches in Cornwall that I haven’t in the next seven years, so this was one more marked off.
Downderry beach is a mixture of sand and some of the most beautiful pebbles/stones. The sea washing over them has left patterns all over them and they’re different colours and shapes…. basically just stunning.
The sea was pretty rough whilst we were there, so I can see why we spied a couple of surfers even on a weekday. Other than that we saw hardly anyone the whole time we were there. I didn’t want to leave, just standing there holding Si’s hand listening to and watching the sea after a brilliant day together was one of those moments I hope I’ll remember well when I’m old and grey.
I love that I got to spend the day with one of my favourite people on this planet and that I got to spend it in such beautiful places.
Have you ever been to Looe or Downderry beach?