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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 ...
Today was another great day to be on holiday. After breakfast we spent a few hours in patchy sunshine fully exploring Port Isaac. Up and down the village's hills, in and out of lane ways, walkways, while taking lots of photos at every viewpoint. We saw it all reading a local guide as we went.
Found "The Entry" ('Squeeze-ee-belly Alley') the Guinness Book Of Records lists as the narrowest public thoroughfare in the world being just 45cm wide. Every cottage has its own ...
... harbour. We had to drive through some cold climate rainforest and got the feeling this is 'hill billy' territory of the first order. Small steams running strongly after recent rain and the road surface was muddy, greasy and challenging.
Pleased to be back onto somewhat wider roads in another attempt to reach St Ives but again balked at the necessity to negotiate the stressful lanes in city traffic and so ended up grabbing a few photos ...
... 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 ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel California Newquay
Very good hotel kicked Brett's ass at pool .
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