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The Cornish Coast: Charlestown and Fowey

I’m sure Charlestown is lovely. I really am. I’m just not sure why our guide scheduled us to arrive after everything had closed and to leave before anything had opened. And I’ll note – we arrived at 7pm. Nearly everything in Cornwall (save restaurants) closes by 5pm if not earlier and doesn’t reopen until 10… Continue reading The Cornish Coast: Charlestown and Fowey

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The Cornish Coast: Lanhydrock House

Our drive to Lanhydrock House took us through soft, rolling hills of green and yellow bifurcated with raspberry-covered stone walls. On one side, the hills rose towards the sun, the other towards the sea. In between, Johnny Flynn sang folk alongside his guitar while sheep and the odd cow grazed. Clouds were rolling in along… Continue reading The Cornish Coast: Lanhydrock House

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The Cornish Coast: Land’s End, Porthcurno Beach, and Stops Inbetween

I took what I thought was a short cut back to the bus from St. Ives. I should have stuck to my garden path but instead took a meandering walk along the beach, up a winding cliff side path and then up some more until I found myself drenched in sweat, carrying large bags full… Continue reading The Cornish Coast: Land’s End, Porthcurno Beach, and Stops Inbetween

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The Cornish Coast: St. Michael’s Mount and Marazion

On the road to St. Ives, we made a stop at St. Michael’s Mount. The rain was coming down with gusto and the wind was making the water out to the island quite choppy. Not choppy enough to cancel boats out but choppy. I assured my tourmates I’d had worse on the way to the… Continue reading The Cornish Coast: St. Michael’s Mount and Marazion