Cornwall to Cheltenham

Ooooon the road again… we were back on the road, again, this morning. Up early and heading from Lelant towards our destination of Cheltenham. Of course, it’s not a road trip without a stop at Starbucks (TripAdvisor), so we stopped in there to top up our caffeine needs, and then pushed on. I was half tempted…

St Ives and Zennor

It’s hard to believe that our holiday is almost over. Today’s our last day here in ‘sunny’ Cornwall, and it seems the weather is determined to finish our holiday the same way it started… raining! Yesterday we began our preparations to leave, the usual AirB&B stuff of cleaning the accommodation and making sure everything was…

Last of the summer sun

Well, we made it! We may not have made the pilgrim’s march, but we have crossed the walkway and hiked up to the top of St Michael’s Mount (National Trust) (TripAdvisor), yet the day was not that straight-forward. Before setting off this morning we didn’t think to check the time/tide schedule, only realising our mistake…

Minack, oh ack

I have no words… It’s been several hours since we escaped what I can only call an utter abomination of Shakespeare and English theatre. For years I’ve dreamt of seeing a play at the Minack Theatre, even better if it could be Shakespeare, and today we were to achieve that dream. Well, Fate had other…

Up, up and away!

Wow, what a day. The impossible actually happened, we’ve now been on a small aircraft – something I never wanted to do! We caught a SkyBus flight from Land’s End Airport and flew direct to… St Mary’s Airport on the Scilly Isles! Now catching this flight did prove to be a bit on the amsuing…

Cloudy Cornwall

It’s two days since our last confession, and we sadly don’t have much to report. It’s been raining almost every time we’ve set out, so much of the last few days has been spent inside, or in the car just driving around. A quick trip on Friday to Hayle to do laundry (find them here)….

Finally arrived in…

Well, what a day. But at the end of it, I can say “we’re in St Ives!” Well, more accurately we’re near Lelant Downs, in a charming static-caravan, on a farm, out in the Cornish countryside. It’s lovely. But that doesn’t tell you how we came to be here… well, after setting off from Ilfracombe…

A day on Lundy

I wish I could say that we slept well last night. I can say we slept, intermittently, but it is a relief to know that we’re not doing a lot of driving today. After last night’s less than satisfactory discussions with the owners regarding breakfast arrangements (essentially they have extremely inflexible times and menu, and…

Heading west to Ilfracombe

Well, what a day! Bit of a mixed bag, but you get those when you’re traveling, and it’s always going to be a rough day when you’ve hardly slept… turns out our room did not cool down… and even with a fan going in a vague attempt to move the air around, we stared at…

Bridgwater

To say we’ve chalked up a few miles the last two days could be an understatement. Yesterday was actually quiet by comparison to today’s mere 200mi. We spent yesterday’s gloriously moody ‘can’t make up my mind whether to be sunshine filled or tip if down’ weather at Witley Court and Gardens (TripAdvisor) (English Heritage) it’s…