During my recent travels in the UK and Morocco, I was pretty damn excited to add geocaching to my list of activities.
The third post detailing my walk from St Ives to Falmouth along England's South West Coast Path (in Cornwall) last October.
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
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
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
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!
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