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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 …
... settling on the best one being from in an old rum barrell, so it has a hint of rum flavour. Very tasty. We wandered round the farm, checking out all the factory equipment and some farm animals - peacocks, chickens, fluffy goats, and some black pigs obsessed with licking the floor.
Moving on we headed to Tintagel, where we parked up and ...
... 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!
... thousands of Tata lorries delivering all kinds of produce and materials, all these were apparent. But the cows still meandered on motorways, the rice fields are still cultivated by colourful sareed women, every scrap of usable material is gathered up and recycled, even the cow-dung is carefully collected by hand and fashioned into neat cakes to be dried and then used for fuel. Barter is still an accepted form of trade and, however mean his stall, the ...
... we could join the End To End Club, if we apply and provide documentation to show we had completed the trip. Again, spectacular cliffs, but very commercialised. Even met two lots of Aussies there. Could not believe our luck with beautiful sunny weather to see these fabulous sights.
Then drove to the edge of Bodmin Moor to camp on a farm for the ...