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Jun 4, 2017 - Cornish Sth Coast, Port Issac

Sunday Left Tintagel in rainy cold weather, shorter drive down to Port Issac, to check out the harbour coastal town of Doc Martin series. Only locals can drive down into the town, most of the tourist parking is located on top of the village. The walk down was worth it, lots of beautiful white houses, packed side by side, with heaps of colour and very narrow lanes heading off in all directions. We were blessed again, rain had stopped, and some sunshine, as we walked around the village & checked out the Harbour, Seawall, Pharmacy, Docs...

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Jul 10, 2015 - Rest Day in Penzance

Ahhh! Rest day. Our first non-cycling day for 20 days. We could sleep in! So, although after 1am before we got to sleep, we were up at 6am. Go figure! Lazed about and then headed to the laundromat for 8am opening. The best £20 we've spent - they'll wash and dry everything for us. Back to our hotel for our included breakfast. Have stayed in so many B&B's the last 3 weeks, we are so over full cooked breakfasts. But today, the special is Eggs Benedict Arnold (is the Arnold just added by our very eccentric host or is that an English thing?)....

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Jun 9, 2015 - Penzance UK

We are back in Paris, but this posting will just talk about the week we spent in the UK, divided between London and Cornwall. I really miss my Fitbit. Did I mention that I lost it on the first day of the cruise. I have not seen any for sale here in Paris yet, but I am on the lookout. A few days before we departed for London on the Eurostar, I printed out our boarding passes and noticed, to my great horror, that I had booked us in reverse. Yikes, panic!!!! I called Eurostar and the wonderful customer service agent was very kind and made...

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Lavender's Travels

Jul 8, 2014 - Farewell to Cornwall

Monday, our last day with Hazel and Richard. (Tuesday we climb back on the train, head for a hotel near Heathrow airport, share a dinner with Gay and Ian, and hop an early plane on Wednesday for Oslo.) Monday was a bit spotty weather wise, but we managed a few hours out and about in Penzance along the harbor and promenade. There is still work going on to recover from the "once in a hundred years" storms and waves of this past April which severely affected the town coastal area. It was a great way to wrap up our stay. The small boats in the...

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Jul 6, 2014 - Update from Penzance

The south of Cornwall is lovely this time of year. The fields are lush, the villages full of flowers, the coastline is attracting surfers and cliff hikers, there is even sunshine in skies of blue on some days when it doesn't rain, and a lot of visitors show up from all over England. And we did what you do here when it is not raining - you get out and about. Thursday morning we went to nearby Marazion, a seaside village with a nearshore island castle called St Michael (yes, the same as the coast of France). Walked down through the narrow...

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Jul 2, 2014 - Penzance, Cornwall, England

BA overnight from Tampa to Gatwick Airport 11/2 hrs late, but got to see US v Belgium Gatwick to Penzance by overland train (arrived 6PM local = 23 hours since we left our driveway) Greeted by long time friends Richard and Hazel, under warm sunny skies- what could be better?!! WE ARE HERE!!!

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Sep 11, 2013 - Cardiff - Cannington - Penzance

post to come - no wifi last night and very poor signal tonight. Hopefully will update tomorrow night. Ok now for a test of my memory and what we have done in the last couple of days. Tuesday morning we spent the morning looking around Cardiff. We were advised by the couple where we are staying to go and look at the harbour. I thin they need to visit Sydney is they want to see a gorgeous harbour - I think we spent about 15 minutes at Cardiff harbour then caught a bus back into the city - a different way than the way we went - another story...

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Borg-Malone Journey

Jun 29, 2013 - Mazey Day

I had decided that I shouldn’t stay in Newlyn without seeing the works of the Newlyn School of Artists (late 19th early 20th century.) There is a Newlyn Art Gallery that started round the turn of the century with a bequest from a generous benefactor. He stipulated that it be for contemporary Art. So initially it showed the work of the Newlyn Artists. But because of the word ‘contemporary', it now shows only current contemporary art. Much to the ire of some locals who maintain the benefactor meant the contemporary art of his time should...

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Jun 15, 2013 - open top bus and South West Cornwall

The villages visited by the open top bus (which is hop off, hop back on two hours later) aren't on my map so when I get them on the map will change a bit. The bus takes a circular route round the south west corner. The photos are some of those taken (Road ones are others) this is an imposing building isn't it? Seems Land's End was always a bit of a romantic spot. Or a setting for miss Marple type intrigue? I couldn't understand this. You PAY to have your photo taken! It was only after I looked at the photo on the computer screen...

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Oct 6, 2012 - Lands End

After a great night sleep in my own room for the first time in ages, I hit the road in search for those allusive ancestors. For those who don't know Cornwall that well, it is made up of many little villages, each with their own church with graveyards in the churchyard. And what they call a road can sometimes be a bit of asphalt between two six foot hedges. Lots of fun if you encounter a truck or tractor coming the other way. This made for an interesting day. In between the churchyards, I also made sure that I visited the touristy places as...

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Finding Cheryl 2012

Jul 13, 2012 - Cornwall

What a day in Cornwall! I'll have to wait to post pictures until I'm back in London, but this is the view from my window at the B&B in Penzance. Lisa, Mike, and I arrived about 5 yesterday, checked in, then strolled through the town in the rain until we found the Navy Inn, a highly recommended spot for dinner. It turned into a 3- hour meal with several courses and a bottle of wine. We were all very ready for bed. This morning, we had a Very Proper Breakfast before heading out for our adventure. We spent the morning at the Reach at St....

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Europe 2012

Sep 20, 2011 - South West England = Bath, Penzance, Dartmouth, Totnes and Weymouth…. the adventures continue

Typical English summer weather greeted us as we touched town on the tarmac of Bristol Airport – it was the 29th of June (just to point out that’s summer in England) and an overcast, drizzly day welcomed us into the country. Luckily as we drove toward Bath the clouds seemed to separate – showing some signs of blue sky and with it a tiny bit of warmth. Taking no time to settle into our great (and cheap) University accommodation (it was like going back to College all over again!) allowed us to time to make our way into Bath centre for a small...

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