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I spent a lovely week in Cornwall over Christmas seeing my Mum each day and visiting various towns and villages near the Lizard where I was staying. The harbour at Coverack by night was a magical scene with Christmas lights and decorations illuminating the small fishing boats in the harbour. I also took a couple of walks to my favourite places …
We left our lovely cattle cottage and began our journey back East. We paused at Gwithian, across the bay opposite St Ives, to run around the sand dunes for a bit and up to look at the view of Godrevy lighthouse. Then we made our way to Healeys Cyder Farm, deciding that it was appropriate beings as we are in Cornwall. We had a taste of some great ...
... and the rocky outcrops provided a lovely foreground.
We then made our way to St Ives where we had booked our last minute stay. It was right out the back up a tiny rural lane leading to some old farmhouses. We were staying in a little cottage which had been converted from cattle sheds. Very quaint, stone and beams, with a proper fireplace! We ventured into St Ives for dinner, settling on an extremely tasty Mexican. Mmm mojitos, nachos and fajitas!
... a home for every Indian and at least one lavatory in every school.
Talking of schools, leads me to dwell on education. Every child is entitled to free education in a state school although many parents even from modest backgrounds make sacrifices to send their children to private schools where much of the teaching is done in English. Nearly every billboard advertises education: whether for a private "English" school, an MBA course or for one of ...
Set off to get to our next destination and close another circle. John O'Groats to Land's End.
First went to The Lizard, the most southerly point in mainland England and less well known. Old life boat station from the 1800s and spectacular cliffs.
Then to Land's End, the most westerly point on the UK mainland, to close another circle. ...