Whitesand Bay, Sennen Cove, Penzance, Cornwall

Conventional wisdom might say we picked the wrong week to go on holiday – one and half days of sunshine out of seven – but fortunately dragging the kids up hills in all weathers has made them pretty hardy and they seem to appreciate any time whatsoever that we can get to the beach. For me, bad weather is more interesting than blue skies, just so long as it’s not too wet to get the camera out.

My eldest makes a rare appearance here – I’d spotted the flag and him walking along the beach so I wandered ahead and waited for him to walk by.

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