The house we are staying in is lovely: the open plan sitting/eating/cooking area upstairs with the ceiling right up to the roof has the views down to the sea, while the bedrooms are cosy downstairs with lower ceilings. Definitely a sensible way round.
This morning my husband set off early to the stretch of coast he wants to photograph, and I emerged tentatively for my first walk.
The immediate area is awash with mine ruins and chimneys. This is the first one I encounter in my walk from the house to the sea. There is a paved road down to the Coastal Path and the Levant Mine. I was getting used to my new walking poles, and the fiercely buffeting wind, so lots of opportunities to look at details on the way!
A short distance along from the Levant mine buildings there is a most convenient bench with a view. A great place to pause with my binoculars, and to do a little sketch of the sea.
I was astonished to read that at the Levant mine they extracted copper and tin from way out under the sea.
I returned fresh and happy, if a bit blown about - and discovered the down side of having the living area upstairs: the stairs! But now that I'm up here, it's a cup of tea and my book in front of the great view until my husband returns to regale me with his exploits. Bliss.