The Queens Hotel
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There's only one thing more exciting than driving on Cornish roads in the sunshine - that's driving in the mist and rain, which we've had a bit of in the last few days. But enough of the commentary. (You can read my blog Bloody Tourists for my rave about Cornish roads.) We shot a clip from our car driving ...
... south to Lamorna a small beach which can only be accessed by car descending down a winding nail biting one way lane catering for two way traffic. After exploring a coastal walk and the beach we drove to Logan Rock Inn where we lunched on local Cornish fare. I ordered a half pint Cornish Rattler cloudy cider from the tap and had one of the best pies I can remember with thick juicy steak pieces in a rich sumptuous gravy sauce. Jenny had the ploughman's lunch with Cornish cheddar ...
... villages such as Chysauster, an Iron Age settlement originally occupied almost 2000 years ago.
Our next stop was the historical & medieval castle of St Michael's Mount dating back to the 12th century, previously a Benedictine Monastery, fortress, a port & family home. Here our fitness level was tested, at least 500 very steep steps over rugged terrain, but well worth it.
Our last stop for the day was Land's ...
... to explain the two natures of Christ - human and divine. Outside we explored the haphazard graveyard marked with random Celtic crosses. A sundial on the church wall features cross bones and angels representing death and immortality. Somehow this all seems more believable in the grey windswept Cornish late afternoon haze. We walked from here along a path winding through stone walled fields down towards ...
... s Flagship Restaurant at Padstow. We were not disappointed.
Our base for the next 3 nights is here in Falmouth where we have just arrived & now we plan to do a brisk walk to burn off some of those calories put on after our lunch.
xxWin & Maureen
p.s. Thank you Tess for your note - our love to everyone.
pps. Lucy thank you for your lovely Confirmation photo.
& thanks to everyone else, it has been great to hear from so ...
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- Continental Breakfast
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- Kids activities or Babysitting