Apr 302013
 

With what seemed like a very long winter, cold Easter and late spring, we are finally getting some better and warmer weather. The last few weeks we have had some stunning sunny days.

The new season is starting to get busier,  I took the chance to pop out with the camera to capture the glorious St Ives and it’s amazing choice of beaches!!

Here’s a taster of what St Ives has to offer:

Closest to Gekko Lodge is the famous surfing beach Porthmeor (Unfortunately not much surf yesterday!)

Porthmeor Beach Surfing      2013-05-01 17.12.43

The next beach is just the other side of the Island, Porthgwidden, cute little cove with views across the bay.

Porthgwidden Beach St Ivs      Porthgwidden beach st ives

Bamaluz often goes unnoticed, between Porthgwidden and the Harbour, is only accessible at low tide but generally quiter! At low tide a beach also appears around the back of Smeatons Pier (2nd photo)

Bamaluz Beach St Ives      Smeatons Pier St Ives

Around a little further is the Harbour, often more sheltered and with a great choice of cafe’s and restaurants to admire the views and boats, don’t forget to look out for the seals too!

Harbour St Ives      The Harbour St Ives

Lastly there’s Porthminster beach, a great family beach and home to the award winning Porthminster Beach cafe.

Porthminster Beach St Ives       Porthminster Beach St Ives

If thats not enough and for those who like a good walk, follow the coast path from Porthminster, firstly you’ll arrive at Carbis Bay and around a bit further there’s the stunning Porth Kidney sands!!

 

 

Apr 022013
 

We are delighted to show off our new Gekko mugs and teacups made by local potter, Kat Wheeler. Kat works for The Leach Pottery and has designed us these beautiful mugs.

Gekko Mug and Teacup made by local potter   Gekko Mugs and Teacups  Gekko Mugs and Teacups

We have been very excited about the whole process of the mugs from the initial design through to the firing. Sam and I went to The Leach Pottery to see them in their first stages and looked at a couple of different designs and glazes before deciding exactly what we wanted.

They were fired last week, the first guests to use them have been super impressed, saying the teacup makes ‘the perfect’ cup of tea! Some guests also went to visit The Leach Pottery as they were very keen to look at some other work.

You will find the mugs in your room to enjoy the selection of coffee and teas and at breakfast when you can start your day off with that ‘perfect’ cup of tea!

The Leach Pottery is located at the top of St Ives on Higher Stennack.

Thanks to Kat for the fantastic work!