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Travel Blogs from St Ives
I spend my time between the vibrant, happening, cosmopolitan world of Chorlton Manchester and the utter opposite in quiet, yet exciting on a beautiful scale, Tregiffian is a small hamlet to the west of Penzance and above one of my favourite beaches in the world, the simple Gwenver or Gwyner Beach near ...
It's now November, and even though I have changed to the challenge slightly, I thought I would update the list of where I've been.
So where have I been now...at the start of the year I was up to 17.
2) Republic of Ireland
6) Gibraltar (well it’s an over seas territory, but ...
... the over route, whilst I climbed over any grass I could find. The other tourists questioned why we had left the path to tackle the lawn "for fun" when we didn't have to. If they had heard the hundreds of whooping children and had an al fresco lunch by a toy tractor in the deserted lower part of the garden they probably would have understood why. LOSERS!
We managed to catch the best of Cornwall's weather whilst we were there, a rare and sublime break in the clouds and middling sun; ...
... hours away, to arrange a replacement number plate for the one which fell off, but since it required a long journey back to where we were several days ago, I said "no". No problem for now, since we prefer to walk or catch buses here, but tomorrow we drive back to Plymouth, to return the car, and finally sort it out.
Still missing everyone, but I'm home in just a few days now!
... bits, everywhere is water-logged after the wettest summer for years, and they alternate between rain-forrest patches on the lee-side, and bald peaks on the north. Reminders of the history of the area are everywhere. The grave-yards have mass graves, dating back to the Black Plague, while the churches go back to Norman times (11th/12th century) or even to Saxon times. King Arthur lived just down the road from here, if ...