Some places we saw (a selection from the thousands (yes!) of pictures that we have):
|Poldhu Cove, where Marconi sent his first radio signals in 1901, to Newfoundland.|
|Porthcurno, a great beach and...|
|... the worlds greatest hub of telegraph cables.|
|St Michael´s Mount, that becomes an island at high tide.|
|Fabulous Land´s End.|
|The incredible Minack Theatre, where they rehearsed Hamlet.|
|The Garrison Walk, on the Island of St Mary, Scilly.|
|Such a nice tradition with donated benches, and I like that I got the blackbird in the frame.|
|The scarf is for my sun rashes, and I managed to get burned THROUGH my shirt!|
|Leaving the Isles of Scilly.|
|The Cornish Alps - tips from the clay mines.|
|Pretty port of Charlestown, St Austell.|
|The fabulous Eden Project, St Austell.|
|The Steamtrain from Paignton to Kingswear, the British Riviera Line.|
|Kingswear from a boat on the river Dart (which means oak in cornish).|
|Exeter in the evening light.|
|A white horse on a mountainside, from the train to London.|
We stayed in the most wonderful B&B imaginable, the Elmsdale, operated by our wonderful hosts Richard and Glynis Cliffe. We stayed two nights in London before we went home, at the SAS Radisson Portmann, and I tell you, we had nothing at the Portmann that we didn´t also have at the Elmsdale. And stepping out the front door, London is nothing to Penzance, a great little big town. A bit like Luleå, in some respects, being the entrance gate to a quirky land´s end. A bit eljest (=otherly), as we´d say up here.
And despite of the cloudy weather, I managed to get sun rashes and burns. One couple we shared a breakfast table with in St Austell, didn´t think we looked Swedish: Swedes are supposed to be blonde and very, very tan. We were just too pale.
If you go to England, I can really, wholeheartedly, recommend that you get out of London and go somewhere else. You´ll get more for your money and experience real Englishness, in a way that London just can´t offer. Penzance is one place I will definitely return to. I never did get to see the tin mines...