Premier Inn Newquay - A30/ Fraddon
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... would no doubt have its own story to tell. Stumbled upon a beautiful cliffside walk way that provided stunning views of the Port Isaac harbour, the Atlantic Ocean and then north and south along the Cornwall coast. Walked down into the bay as it was low tide and we were able to walk out to the breakwater along a man made concrete pathway that is covered every high tide. Was interested watching some fishermen unload by tractor while their vessel was high and dry.
... closed for the winter (we are often finding this to be the case now we are in November) but we enjoyed our walk around the small village at the foothill of the castle. Met up'with a local from Mousehole who told us Marazion and Mousehole are the oldest settlements on the southwest coast. They are well preserved living monuments of a history long past.
Stupidly thought we would 'duck over' to St Ives while the sunlight was so good but ...
... lovely farming lands towards St Mawes - grey but no rain - would have been spectacular with some bright sunshine. We habe noted many places beginning with three common beginnings - internet research reveals - " By Tre, Pol and Pen shall ye know all Cornishmen" ... Tre meaning settlememt or homestead, Pol meaning lake, pond or well and Pen being a hill or headland - you learn something every day!
Have also been amused by the strange place names ...
... Saw the usual array of farm animals and flocks of swallows sitting huddled together on powerlines in various locations. On to New Polzeath which had a great outlook overlooking the ocean with big waves rollong in towards a sandy beach. Some surfers in the water here. Through Polzeath and noted that many properties would be quite expensive - indications of wealth in this seaside area. Impressed with a local golf club that seemed somewhat exclusive - ...
23) Dominican Republic
26) Northern Ireland.
It's now 26! That's 9 new countries in 11 months. I've been to 12 countries during 2012! That's quite impressive I think.
It means only 4 to go next year.
I am currently planning the Netherlands for the week before my 30th...I am loving this challenge.