Travelling in the 90s – Of Stratford peregrines and Welsh cockerels

I'm continuing with my Travelling in the 90s series today... Excerpts from my travel journal kept during my 1993-1994 grand adventure in Europe and the UK. We pick things up in the Midlands, where H and I have been staying with family friends and touring the region with a hire car. But two is about … Continue reading Travelling in the 90s – Of Stratford peregrines and Welsh cockerels

From Corfe Castle to Brighton

Let us journey back to the UK for a short while . . . Soaring high on a hill above a village in Dorset is a ruined castle. It's a strong, defensible position and the crumbling edifice dominates the lush green landscape all around. This is the 1000-year old Corfe Castle, built by William the Conqueror … Continue reading From Corfe Castle to Brighton

Ancient monuments and a lighthouse on the Penwith Peninsula

One of the essential areas of Cornwall to visit is the Penwith Peninsula -- essentially the glob of land at the very south west of England... You know, Penzance, Lands End etc. So of course we did a day tour down there in our trusty little red car. Our first stop was St Michael's Mount, … Continue reading Ancient monuments and a lighthouse on the Penwith Peninsula

South West Coast Path: Instow to Westward Ho!

The South West Coast Path is a 630 mile walk around the coast of SW England, from Minehead in Somerset to Poole in Dorset. As soon as I heard about it, when planning my current trip, I resolved to hike a couple of legs. Today the plan was to hike from Westward Ho! in north … Continue reading South West Coast Path: Instow to Westward Ho!

Tintagel – craggy castle on the Cornish coast

Next stop on our Cornish adventure was Tintagel castle - possibly the birthplace of King Arthur, definitely a really cool place to visit. Its vast sprawl atop a rocky promontory, surrounded by stunning views of the wild and rugged coast, way surpassed my expectations. One approaches Tintagel down a valley, then around a headland to … Continue reading Tintagel – craggy castle on the Cornish coast