It didn't matter, it was warm and the forecaster (not that I held much faith with them any more) had promised that it would clear by lunchtime and the sun would shine.
In deference to my knee which had, since the marathon which was Janet's house move developed a tendency to swell alarmingly when over used, we took the van as far as St Just on our day out.
I'd mentioned the day before on FB that our intention was to visit there and Steve, a dear work friend who has since retired to another part of the country mentioned that St Just was a place that he had spent several of his teenage years.
I've visited St just before but never really explored it, in fact, the furthest I've ever really got is the lovely tea shop come book shop in the centre:
Where they serve your coffee with a tiny square of fruit cake in the teaspoon and piping hot tea cakes dripping with butter but I'd promised Steve I would have a wander round and take some photos for him and, if I could find it, a few of the place he used to live in.
Which I did:
|This is the terrace where Steve used to live - isn't that a great name?|
|And the terrace of little cottages is SO pretty!|
My wandering also took me into a tiny antiques shop. In fact, it was less of a shop, more of a front room:
|Crammed with just about EVERYTHING|
|The kitchen of the house/shop|
|Who was so sweet and came out to say hello|
Past these lovely cottages:
We stumbled across THIS:
It was like stepping into another world:
|With beautiful views|
|and banks of wild flowers|
Some of the people buried here must have been pretty influential:
And I can't decide if this is really touching or just really sad:
Not a great photo so if you are struggling it says:
'Long nights and days she bore in pain
To wait for cure - twas all in vain!
But God above he thought it best
To ease her pain and give her rest
Ultimately it's really sad, she was only 32.
From St Just we cycled down the hill towards Cape Cornwall, it was still mizzling but there was a promise of sun breaking through the clouds.
On the way we passed a sign:
|Interesting so I investigated further ...|
|I LOVE it!!|
So that was ST Just and I got about half through the bit about Cape Cornwall and decided that the post was rambling on so the Cape can have a post of it's own in a day or two.