I is for St. Ives

When we were in England last September we traveled to St. Ives and I’m ignoring the St. and calling this Ives for my ABC Wednesday Post. Thanks to Denise Nesbitt for starting this meme and for friends in keeping it going.

St. Ives is on the West coast of Cornwall, England.

St. Ives sunny 008As I was going to Saint Ives,
I crossed the path of seven wives.
Every wife had seven sacks,
Every sack had seven cats,
Every cat had seven kittens,
Kittens, cats, sacks, wives,
How many were going to Saint Ives?

2013-09-18 St6

2013-09-18 St4

St. Ives sunny 026

St. Ives sunny 013

St. Ives sunny 090

St. Ives sunny 106

It was a nice train ride in and out of St. Ives. St. Ives draws the crowds and even in September it was wall to wall people in the narrow lanes in town.

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

17 thoughts on “I is for St. Ives

  1. Beautiful pictures!!! In the town of Port Isaac, Cornwall is where the TV series Doc Martin is filmed. It looks so much like area. Did you ever get to see any of those episodes – it’s such a great series! I wonder if it’s close to St. Ives?

    • Rosella, Yes we’ve seen some of the Doc Martin Episodes and found out it’s filmed north of St. Ives and North of where we stayed in Cornwall. It really does look so similar!

  2. I love Cornwall and especially St Ives, where my husband and I have been so many times. After my husband passed away I was there with my sister and brother- in -law. We stayed in Penzance in a lovely cottage. Those were the days.Thank you for these photos!
    Wil, ABCW Team

  3. This is lovely scenery! I’m always a sucker for ocean captures. That last shot of the oncoming train is fantastic! And to answer your riddle…..if the person *crossed* paths with the wives, then I suppose only one person is going to St. Ives?

  4. Ellen, you take such beautiful photos. St. Ives looks like such a charming and beautiful place, and I’m glad I get to see it through the lens of your camera. Thank you. P.S. Every time I open your blog and see that header with the cookbook picture, I just sigh. I love that setting. laurie

  5. As soon as the title for your post popped up I thought of that old riddle. How fun to see photos of it – I never knew it actually existed. Looks charming.

  6. Ellen, your photos are so beautiful, what a cute rhyme. Enjoyed your post on Andrew and Kate’s anniversary, I think they are a couple who are truly in love. My best wishes to them for continued happiness.
    I also read your post of your 70’s trip to England, loved it, I think you might just get that breakfast in bed.~smile~ Enjoy your day.
    Blessings, Sue

  7. It always amazes me when boats are anchored where they will go aground at low tide. Where I live, that would cause lots of damage with rocky bottoms and strong winds.

  8. I can’t remember if I was there, but if not, I was close by. It’s beautiful down there! And by the way, one person was going to St. Ives. All the rest were going the other way! lol

    abcw team

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