Cornwall

A few years ago Gareth spent some time in Penzance for a work project, and as he’d enjoyed it there we’d always said we’d go down together for a holiday. So in August we finally did have a summer holiday there.

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View from our balcony

We went with my brother and sister-in law, and as Cornwall is very dog-friendly their little scamp came too.
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Meet Nutters the teddy bear / ewok / fluffball

There was lots to see and do!

Beautiful coastline at Land’s End
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2016-08-22 Cornwall

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It was very windy that day

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A photographer at the edge of the world

Pretty St Ives, with lots of lovely little shops (we did not meet any men with 7 wives)
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The stunning Minack Theatre – we saw the Merry Wives of Windsor.
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We visited the Eden Project, which was fabulous.
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The famous biomes

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Natural dyes

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Dahlias – one of my favourite flowers

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Cute little roul-rouls, which run around wild in the rainforest biome

We also arranged to do a spot of sea fishing – I’d never done this before, but I did alright, apart from some tangling on the seabed and with another person’s line a couple of times…
I caught 2 pollock, and my brother caught a pollock and a couple of mackerel. It was very exciting, but I found it quite tiring on the shoulders! Gareth cooked the fish for dinner – extra yummy for being caught ourselves!
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And we visited the Poldark Mine (its actual name!). It’s a well preserved 18th Century mine, and is where all the underground scenes for the BBC Poldark series were filmed. That aside, we really enjoyed the tour inside the mine and wandering through the indoor museum displays – a real slice of history.
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It was a lovely holiday, and the weather held up for most of it! I’d love to go back again.
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More Cornwall photos in Flickr
Cornwall

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