Friday, 14 September 2012

Coffee in Little Haven

It was a really glorious morning yesterday.
The sort that you feel you want to put in a bottle and keep for the grey dreary days!

So I called a friend and invited her out for coffee

We took the steep winding road
down to the little village

The only roads
into this little village are very steep
and winding!

But the end result is so worth the journey!

In the summer this place is so full of visitors
and there is no where to park.......

I love the stillness of early mornings at the beach...
there is some special quality
in the air!!

We decided to walk to the point.

Each time I come here

memories of winter holiday visits to my grandmother, and walking here in all sorts of weather .... even gales

(so that I was glad our little dog was on the rein or she would surely have been blown away!)

The views from the point are stunning!

Looking back at the village

To walk down these steps and sit on the rocks......
how many times
have I sat here dreaming?!

I mentioned enjoying early mornings...
and the peace
but it's equally lovely....

in the middle of summer
when the air seems to hum.......
 and people are sitting
on the walls outside the pub...

the boats are returning
with their haul of mackerel....
and people queue to buy them....

We sat at an outside table to drink our coffee
as soon as we got up
a group of holiday makers were quick to grab it!!

We ambled up the road to the craft shop
and was time for home

My friend took a picture of me at the point. 
I can't say...
that I like having my photo taken
but here we are...

Actually, it's much different now
as I had my hair cut short this morning!


  1. Love all the beautiful photos, I feel like I am there!! Loved your hair!!

  2. Gorgeous . . . Such stunning vistas . . . Look at the blue, the stone walkways and walls, and you . . . Loved this!

  3. once again thanx so much for taking us along! what a lovely area so quaint.. love your picture! glad you had a nice time with your friend, enjoy your day today!

  4. Hi! I have not been getting your blog updates for some reason!!! Your morning looked fabulous!! What a pretty place you live in!!!
    Hope you are well.
    XO Kris

  5. Keep Dreaming from that point my friend! Lovely. Truely Lovely!

  6. What a beautiful coastline!! Lovely photo's. A morning well spend. Groetjes, Gerda

  7. Loved the photos of you at the end, but the other photos are simply stunning. Very much like the villages here in Devon, with the wonderful beaches. We are very blessed to live where we do, aren't we?! And look at that lovely blue sky! Wonderful.

  8. Oh I love Little Haven but haven't been there for some time. You take lovely photos and have such an eye for nice things. I did enjoy reading some of your posts from this summer too.
    My very best wishes from Juliet

  9. Very beautiful!! Your photos make me want to be there.

  10. Love all the photo.. would love to visit there someday, but probably will never get there, so your photos will be the best I can do.. You are adorable!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  11. What a wonderful photo journal of your morning with your friend. I love how beautiful your area is. I think we need to see a picture of your new "do"....just to make sure we approve~ xo Diana

  12. Stunning! You must know that you live in such a beautiful area. You are blessed!

  13. Beautiful photo's, the colours are gorgeous as are the views.


  14. Lovely photos. I completely agree that clear blue skies need to be bottled!!!! Jx

  15. Now that takes me back! buying mackerel at little haven, and we always bought extra for the cats!
    Only a few more weeks and I'll be having 'coffee in little haven' also!! hope we get weather is as good as it looks in your pics.

  16. Joan, what a nice outing and certainly meeting a friend to share the lovely vistas was nice. And, thanks to your friend for taking your photos for you to include. Hope you are doing well.

  17. You are lovely my friend with that amazing view behind you! I was just reading an article in an old Victoria Bliss magazine about a shop in Narberth, Pembrokeshire. It made me think of you! What a glorious place to live...or visit! Everywhere you look it is picturesque. Enjoy your day!

  18. I am completely head over heels in love with your charming village! You are so very fortunate to live in a spot surrounded by such beauty. Although the beauty of my current state of Idaho is spectacular and we have fabulous mountains, rivers and lakes, we have no sea. Your part of the world is something like the Oregon coast and whenever I go there I feel as though I am in heaven. I can hardly wait to stop by for another visit and so have become your newest follower. Stop by our little cottage for a visit sometime. The gate will always be open for you.

    Susan and Bentley

  19. What a scenery - stunning pictures!

  20. this is very summery and an enjoyable post! :) What a beautiful tour !

  21. It's almost like I was there ! So beautiful

  22. Spectacular images of this special place -- and I love seeing you in this post, Joan.

    Thanks so much for sharing at Your Sunday Best this week.


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