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Sep 27, 2014 - St. Ives

On a bright summery day St. Ives was picturesque with its Victorian homes perched on high cliffs overlooking wide sandy beaches and bright blue water. The ratio of water to sand varied widely throughout the day as the tide moved in and out. This used to be a town that made its living from the tin and copper mines in the hills above and the fish from the sea. There is still some fishing going on, but St. Ives has become a tourist mecca and an artist colony full of tiny galleries and studios and the Tate St. Ives art museum. On a rainy day we...

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Jun 14, 2013 - a theory about roads and drivers!

I have a theory!! We were told in Norway as we were driving around narrow roads in an Excursion bus, and having to stop; pull over; give way or back up, that there were no traffic police in Norway. While there were accidents, there wasn't other major trouble. speeding would be crazy in such conditions, and as for road rage?! From what we could see, they were far too courteous. Asked what the rules were for who gave way to whom, the answer was "you do what is best" So narrow roads and having to consider the other driver leads to more...

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May 16, 2012 - St Ives and Lands End

Wednesday was another lovely day in St Ives. Quite warm actually as the wind we had had previously dropped away, so a perfect day for a wee walk around 'The Island' and a short way along the coastal path to Zennor (south of St Ives). Back into town for a short wander around the town centre, but even out of peak season, it is a very busy place for tourists so not overly fun wandering the small lanes etc until later in the day when things quiet down somewhat. Retreated to the B&B for a catch up on emails, download photos etc. then early...

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May 15, 2012 - St Ives day 2

A rather relaxed day for us both which is jus what was needed. No driving for me hooray! Great weather although not hot, at least the sun was shining and once again a beautiful evening. Visited the laundromat I the morning (exciting stuff), had some lunch and then I headed out for a coastal walk and Mum had a bit of a wander around the town. The coastal walk was great. Might attempt the other direction today. We went out for an early dinner with our table having views of the harbour. Then a bit of tv and catching up on some work...

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May 14, 2012 - St Ives via Sidmouth and Dartmoor

Had a great time at Salisbury. Competed with several large bus loads to see Stonehenge at 9.30 in the morning (opening time). Was a lovely sunny morning so despite the hordes, was tremendous to see the stones. Incredible how much they know (when it was built, where the stones came from), but not exactly why it was built. Just fascinating to imagine what must have happened over all those years in its history. On the way back to Salisbury we stopped at Old Sarum; which is truly old. More than 5000 years of settlement. It is actually a hill...

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Oct 12, 2011 - Saint Ives/St. Just and the unfound Men-en-Tol

Finished fabric shopping and managed to buy 1 piece of fabric in Truro and now it is time we head back to the coast to follow it around to: St. Ives which was the most beautiful of all the harbours that Sam and I have seen so far. Our next stop was St. Just were it suprised me that there was a small quilt store which of course we stopped in at. Nothing peeked my interest. St. Just is a granite town in a granite penisula in Britain's most westerly town and part of a World Heritage Site. Early inhabitants included Medieval, Iron Age, Bonnze...

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Jul 27, 2011 - St. Ives, Cornwall, England

St. Ives is a lovely seaside town and port in Cornwall, which buzzes with activity around the harbour. The charming town tumbles down a hillside to the wharf; a maze of old narrow buildings tucked close together along tiny cobbled streets. It is quite interesting to see the changes in the harbour front depending on the tide. The difference is striking - almost like looking at two different places. At low tide, boats sit haphazardly on the sand. The sea starts flowing in, and before long the colorful boats bob in the blue green harbor...

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Sep 30, 2009 - Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Museum and Garden

Tuesday, September 29 This morning, at a leisurely pace, we went to see the Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Museum and Garden - fantastic. She was a influential post-WWII artist. Then we bought a Cornish Pasty for lunch on the quay, and wandered around, buying a few things and finally coming back for a restful afternoon. Dinner was at the Seafood Cafe - our last night in St. Ives needed to have a great dinner and we knew it would happen here - it did!

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Sep 29, 2009 - St. Ives

Saturday, September 26 - Sunday, September 27 We did brave the drive down the hill, since the only other alternative was to drive miles in the countryside along more very narrow roads. We did have to detour once for another car, but I am sure we gave all the other drivers a laugh when I got out and directed Tom by hand. Thus we left Mevagissey and headed for the peninsula called "The Lizard" which is the southernmost point of England. That was quite beautiful and we had lunch at a cafe nearby. (We have decided to avoid the more famous...

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