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Drove across Bodmin Moor to the pub called "Jamaica Inn," scene of the novel by Daphne Du Maurier. The pub was built as a coaching house in 1750. We looked at the museum , partly about the authoress and partly about Cornish smuggling through the years, the subject of the book. I had read almost all Daphne's books years ago, when I lived in Plymouth, but still ...
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. ...
Lazy day, with late brekkie. Drove with Liz and John via Torpoint and then Millbrook to Maker Heights, when we sat outside to eat lunch overlooking Cawsand - amazing in late November!
Then walked across Mt Edgecombe parkland along an inlet from the sea to Cremyll, when we had a drink in the old pub, the Edgecombe Arms, before walking back; in all, about 3 miles.
Lovely lazy dinner in front of a roaring fire. So good to see our old pals ...
... ferry across the the Hamoaze, a stretch of water at the mouth of the River Tamar, between Devon and Cornwall.
Took a wrong turn and ended up in very narrow Cornish lane, where we had cars behind us and forced three cars to back backwards uphill so we could pass them.
Arrived at Tregantle cliffs, overlooking Whitsand Bay, to stay with old friends Liz and John, whom we had last seen in February. Great welcome as always, in their lovely windy cottage overlooking the ...
... i said i went to Portugal. 10 days of sunshine and great surf. It was heaven!
but not only because of that though… Traveling on my own for the first time takes a little getting used to. But the bright side is it took just a few minutes for me :) because when i got off the bus i got picked up by the owners (duncan and claire) of the hostel straight away. they set me up with: where to surf, meeting new people, telling me whats on and welcoming me in the home.