April 23, 2006

Cornwall

We decided to head down to Cornwall for the Easter long weekend. It was fab...and oh so lovely. We went with a tour group called Road Trip which I would recommend. It wasn't as 'fun' as Haggis but I guess there are more stories to tell ie. history, battles, Scottish characters, fairies, up in Scotland. We had loads of free time to wander around on our own which was good. Friday night was just sitting on a coach, the journey was about 6 hours or so.

Saturday was a free day; we decided to check out the Eden Project. Lots of pretty flowers and interesting plants including a pineapple plant which I had never seen before. We went on this flying zip thing which pretty much shot us across the park. We had our first pasties at the park...many more to come, esp for Chris haha.

We went back to Newquay and spent the afternoon shopping in the surf shops. I got a couple of shirts and a brown Animal bag which I love! All my purses seem to be falling apart so I was looking for a new one. That night we had a BBQ at the hostel and went to a local bar and saw a hip hop group from Long Beach, California called Ugly Ducklings (they weren't very good, but the group which opened for them wasn't too bad).

Taken in Newquay:

The next day we visited St. Ives where I took this awesome action shot of a dog running. I just love this picture, not sure why.

There were lots of little galleries which were all superb. Then we were dropped off somewhere and hiked a mile to Land's End. It was a beautiful walk. We went farther down and stopped at St. Michael's Mount. We walked across the causeway but had to take the boat back cos the tide had come in by then...

We stopped at Penzance, picked up some food and saw *drum rolls* Fame at the Minack Theatre! It was an amateur production which was still enjoyable though Chris was not too excited cos he said there was too much dancing. The theatre was gorgeous and right by a cliff so we were able to watch the sunset as the production progressed.

The next day we had to go back to London *sniff* but we stopped at Tintagel Castle for a few hours. It is supposedly King Arthur's birth place though he was born a few centuries before the castle was built.

1 Comments:

Blogger kimba said...

cornwalll is amazin eh

i love newquay i met a good firend there .. hahaha tintagle is a great place too im not sure of the detial if he was born there or not .. but i was obbessed with the king aruther ledgend since i read the mists of avalon prequals

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