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Sunday, September 15, 2013

St Ives, Carbis Bay and Lelant

Yesterday was the only sunny day we've had on our holiday. We took advantage of the weather to spend the day in the beautiful town of St Ives. We parked in Carbis Bay and walked the short 1 and half mile coast path to St Ives. The path follows the little railway line and offers beautiful views out over the sea. On a clear day it's possible to see right over to Gwythian Lighthouse and, beyond that, Carn Brea in Redruth.

Although dogs are banned on the biggest beaches in St Ives until October, there are designated dog friendlies year round. St Ives is always teaming with people and their dogs so it's a great place to socialise.

One of the best views

The approach from Carbis Bay

St Ives was having a festival on Saturday 'A September Celebration of Arts and Music' Snoz loved this harp

Not dog friendly at the moment but we sat on the promenade here overlooking the beach (until Snoz got upset because she wanted to dig and paddle so we moved on)

The dog friendly beach around the corner; Bamaluz.

It's a little bit of a climb

There are rough steps cut into the stone face, a great place to sit and catch some rays

Snoz was happy to sit and look down on the other dogs. Queen of Shiba!

It's not clear in this photo but a seal was swimming back and forth. Snoz was too scared to go and say hi!

Gwythian Lighthouse

Part of the festival, bag pipe players doing their version of Amazing Grace. Snoz was surprisingly unfazed.

We met a lot of dogs yesterday. We still have problems with Springer Spangles, for some reason they always try to attack her, maybe they think she's a fox? Snoz likes other Spitz's most of all. We witnessed a Rotweiller have a run in with a little Jack Russel which was a little upsetting but aside from that all socialisations of a dog nature were positive (and luckily Snoz didn't notice the fight).


  1. Oh Snoz! hahaha That's the same reaction Kari gives to other dogs when they approach her! *last picture*

    1. Oh yes, she always scares other dogs away by instantly assuming this play position! I want her to find a Shiba friend who would understand her!