Golden Hind Guest House
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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 anywhere in the world - Kynance Cove and Lizard Point. The sunsets at this time of the year are truly spectacular. ...
... the castle. Unfortunately it was not open, but you could still stroll around the fort bits on the hillside. Pretty impressive and nice for a wander. Again on such a beautiful sunny day, we were spoilt with views. Managed to spot another seal in the water aswell!
From here it was time to head home, but what a lovely few days of winter Cornish sun!
... The 2 seals approached the sandy beach and spent some time rolling around in the waves, getting washed up and back. They rolled around each other and were kind of play fighting, until one kept trying to get on top of the other. Mating season?! We watched for ages before tearing ourselves away to continue on the coast path. We made it round to Nanjizal beach which had some beautiful and interesting large pebbles and stones, as well as a tall natural arch leading out ...
... 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 ...