I recently spent a weekend in Mevagissey, Cornwall. I fell in love with the town when I was 16, but haven’t been back for a long time. I’ve been working really hard these last few months though, and got to the point where I just needed a break.

Mevagissey was the perfect location – it’s small enough to feel quiet and “away from it all”, yet it has a kind of vibrancy, a buzz of life and activity that meant I didn’t feel isolated or bored.

I didn’t take my posh camera, because I didn’t want to feel pressured to “achieve” something by taking photos (I’m an achievement junky – I find it hard to just stop and enjoy), but I did have my little Canon compact, so I could take a few snaps if the mood took me.

I’m actually quite pleased with the results – we had some gorgeous weather – so I thought that, as I haven’t shared any of pics for a while, I’d upload a few of the best ones.

Lighthouse by Rin Simpson

Boats by Rin Simpson

Gull by Rin Simpson

Chimney smoke by Rin Simpson

East Quay by Rin Simpson

Swan by Rin Simpson

Tackle by Rin Simpson

Nets by Rin Simpson

Harbour by Rin Simpson

What do you think? Isn’t Mevagissey gorgeous?