After spending the night in Plymouth, we woke up early the next morning for Day 2 of our May Road-Trip Extravanganza.
Boscastle is a beauty of a fishing village on the northern coast of Cornwall.
We spent a lovely May morning walking along the coastal footpath, admiring the view.
As someone born and raised in the land-locked Canadian prairies, I find the sea both endlessly fascinating and mildly terrifying.
Then, windblown and sun-soaked, we hopped in the car again.
Next stop: Tintagel and the legendary birthplace of King Arthur.
This wavy-roofed building dates back to the 14th century when it was a yeoman’s farmhouse. It is now known as the Tintagel Old Post Office .
But picturesque as it is, the Old Post Office is not the legendary birthplace of King Arthur (of Round Table and Camelot fame).
That honour belongs to Tintagel Castle,
the ruins of which sit on an island a short ways off the main land,
reachable by these stairs, maintained by English Heritage.
As you can see in the above photo, there is another ruin on the mainland, opposite the island.
On a sunny day, it is absolutely gorgeous here. Blue, blue water. Green, green grass.
Crumbling remains of ancient stone walls.
And where the island meets the sea, you find Merlin’s Cave.
After a long hike along the coast, we had fresh hand-made Cornish pasties for lunch.