Tuesday, September 15, 2015

20,000 Legos Under the Sea

Believe it or not, the beaches of Cornwall became a destination on our trip when we heard that it's the only place where you can search the beaches for Lego instead of shells (did I mention that we like to do things out of the ordinary?). A cargo ship carrying Lego bricks sunk in 1997, and it continues to wash ashore.  Ironically, most of the pieces have a nautical theme.

Unfortunately, we did not find Lego.  The beach was remarkably clean.  We did bring a few of our own for a photo op.  These are some minifigs that Noah built to represent Rebecca and me looking for Lego.

While we didn't find Lego, we found a wonderful beach and had great weather. Blue skies and big surf.  There were so many surfers, and I loved watching  them. Plus I loved all the caves and cliffs to explore.  I've never been a huge fan of only beach -   I like the shoreline to be interesting.  We also had a fantastic sunset.  I wish I could be a kid again and go to this beach.

That's me waving!

While in the area, we also took in Tintagel - which is basically castle ruins where legend has it that King Arthur was born.  The castle was not much, but the view was great.