We were in Padstow on Thursday and what a lovely day it was: blue sky and sunshine.
Padstow, a small town and fishing port, is on Cornwall's north coast. It's history stretches way back. It is said that the Vikings raided the area in 981. Padstow is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1068.
Today it's a busy place for tourism. Some of this comes from the restaurateur Rick Stein - visitors seem to want to travel great distances to have a meal in his restaurant or cafes.
We walked around the harbour and then on to the coastal path. Lots of people about - partly because it was half term in Cornish schools. The coastal path though had lots of elbow room!
Padstow is situated on the west bank of the River Camel Estuary. When the tide is out there are huge stretches of naturally occurring granular material - sand in other words.
The name of the River Camel is derived from the Cornish Language Dowr Kammel, which means a crooked river.
The coast path winds its way alongside the estuary, with lovely views.
On the hillside there's a farm - what a great position.
The path goes on and on for miles and miles but we only walked for about an hour - and then retraced our steps back to Padstow.