Despite the fact that the week was half term week for many schools the break in Cornwall was quite uncrowded. An added though admittedly unexpected bonus, was that the weather was sunny.
The coast path from Carbis Bay to St Ives and back made for some daily energetic hour and a half walks before breakfast but locally made croissants and coffee afterwards rendered the effort well worthwhile
A fairly unprepossessing looking museum which had only recently opened turned out to to be fascinating despite the strange way in which the artifacts including stone age implements were displayed and the warning that photographs were absolutely out of the question which of course any Old Beaumont boy would regard as a command to take snapshots:
The break away was over all too soon yet despite media reports suggesting that the UK is likely to be population wise far larger than Germany in the fairly near future the absence of many other holidaymakers in this part of the world during the children' half term holiday season was remarkable.