We had a bit of a 'works outing' over the Tamar to Bude in Cornwall. There are two tidal pools - a baby one hidden in the rocks, and the more famous one, which is vast and elegant. The little one was apparently created in Victorian times as a men-only swimming place, and is called Tommy's Pit. It has metal numbers fastened to the side of the rock, presumably indicating the depth, and is perfect for doing your lengths; an oasis of calm while the Atlantic roars. We then headed out to the rollers, and did a bit of bodyboarding, before heading back to the top of the beach and plunging into the totally spectacular and majestic tidal pool. It was built in the 1930s and has that deco elegance about it, with its railings and angles. Three swims in one - we love you Bude!