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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 …
... 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!
... 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!
... universities. In fact, India has over 650 universities, many, such as Benares University which we toured in Varanasi, having world status. We saw roadside universities all the way from Delhi to Jaipur and it is clear that a huge number of highly trained scientists and engineers will be powering India’s resurgence as a superpower in the coming decades. We learned that the brain-drain of Indian doctors to the west has now been reversed as well-paid ...
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. ...