Cornish favourites: North Cornwall

Originally posted on TRAVEL WORDS:
Before we left North Devon for home (which at the time was in west Surrey) we headed on down the coast to have another look at the North Cornwall coastal towns of Boscastle, Tintagel and Port Isaac – famous for the Doc Martin series on ITV. Of course getting there…


Originally named Petroc-stow, Petroc-stowe, or ‘Petrock’s Place‘, after the Welsh missionary Saint Petroc, who landed at Trebetherick around AD500, Padstow (dubbed as Padstein on account of the number of establishments owned by the Stein family) is a quaint fishing village on the north coast of Cornwall at the head of the Camel estuary.  In the 16th and 17th centuries Padstow expanded…

Sunset Strip

Also taken on 7th January, but this time at 17:06 when only a sliver of light was visible over the hills.

January Sky

Despite all the rain and wind (and we have had a lot of both) this month, there have been one or two rather lovely sunset skies. This one was taken on 7th January at 16:30 whilst returning home from a very short stroll down the lane.

Cornish favourites: Cornish Harbours

Originally posted on TRAVEL WORDS:
It’s hard not to fall in love with Cornwall where a magnificent coastline wraps itself around 300 miles of diverse landscapes. The big skies and wilderness of Bodmin Moor to the north with walking trails and prehistoric remains, further south the sun turns the sea turquoise and the land is scattered with Bronze age…

Cornish beaches: Porthkidney

Porthkidney Sands is a north-facing beach at the mouth of the Hayle Estuary that lies just two miles from the picturesque harbour town of St Ives. Backed by sand dunes and the golf course the beach is dog friendly all year: however dogs are required to be kept on a lead on the footpath leading from St Uny…


Another evening walk find.

Cornish favourites: The Eden Project

Originally posted on Earth laughs in flowers:
The Eden Project in Cornwall is an educational charity and social enterprise, creates gardens, exhibitions, events and experiences and projects that explore how people work together with nature to change things for the better. Two vast biomes housing wild landscapes, crops and stories from the Rainforest and Mediterranean…

Cornish favourites: Just Back From… Penzance

Originally posted on TRAVEL WORDS:
October may seem an odd time of year to visit Cornwall – notorious for its ‘mizzle’ (mist and drizzle) and when the nights are drawing in. No late evening walks along the promenade at sunset for us then. October is, however, my birth month and this year marked a special…