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  • Day42

    Falmouth, United Kingdom

    September 13, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    We drove about 1.5 hours through Cornwall to the southern most point of the peninsula at Land’s End. The trip took us through the countryside of small villages, pastures, fields, and granite stone houses. We passed St. Michael’s Mount, the daughter Benedictine house of Mont St. Michel in Normandy.
    Luckily we had our cream tea with scones first, since we arrived in a cold, rainy, windy downpour. Soon the skies cleared and we walked the rocky Cornish coast.
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    Lynne Petersen

    Nothing like a wonderful afternoon English tea.

    Gloria Migal

    The scenery is absolutely wonderful!!

  • Day6

    Coverack to Mawman Smith

    June 28, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    More beautiful weather. Amazing to walk with no rain jackets or fleeces. Heatwave all over UK. Another 13miles and excitement of crossing estuaries. First one we just made it across as the tide was sweeping in and second one across the Helston didn’t happen as easterly winds cancelled the ferry. To many of us great relief to sit and have ice cream/ beer and wait for a taxi!Read more

  • Day4

    Better weather! Well, less rain at least

    October 1, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Sooooooo, we went to Falmouth which is only about 5 miles away. Up to Pendennis Castle, which has guarded this part of the coastline for hundreds of years, and which has guns of all ages and sizes. We finally bit the bullet (see what I did there 🤣🤣) and joined English Heritage which not only got us in free (after they'd taken £93 from my account) but meant that I got another car park sticker for my windscreen so I cant see out to drive to all the exciting places listed in the EH handbook.

    Interesting info in the castle, I hadn't realised that in the 1540s the bloody Spaniards had raided so often. They actually burnt Brighton in 1545.

    Then, as it was 1st October and officially winter, dogs were allowed on all Cornish beaches so Bonce explored rockpools which Di and I collected every available grain of sand. In our shoes.

    Nice beachside fish n chips and then as the drizzle returned we forewent the possibility of further perambulation and returned to our cottage for a wholesome dinner of one giant Bourbon biscuit and a cup of coffee.
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    Susan Straight

    Nice to see the fort is well guarded! :D

  • Day55


    June 16 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    With Fino safely tied up on a bouy we decide to have a day out to Falmouth. A paddle in the canoe to shore, a 15 walk up a long hill to nearest bus stop and a 35 minute bus journey so definitely a coffee stop on arrival!
    Falmouth was much better than I expected, felt like a larger Cowes with the sailing buzz, but still trying to clear up after the G7 summit - a cruise liner had been moored in port which had accommodated all the police and security staff. Not only had they temporarily closed a large section of the docks and restaurants but the ones that were open were short of stock and waiting on supplies. Not good when one of these items was lager!
    Back for early doors on board with fellow KYC cruisers, Ann and Elizabeth.
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