Back from family holiday

During half term we spent an enjoyable week staying on the coast just south of Falmouth in Cornwall in a rented house. I had not visited Cornwall since I was a child, and it was nice to enjoy the opportunity to rediscover this beautiful part of Britain. See some photos in the album Cornwall 2007.

The weather was good and we enjoyed some walking, particularly along the South West Coastal Path, and sight seeing, as well as visiting some friends and relatives. I'd always wanted to visit the Eden Project, and the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Both were enjoyable. The gardens were inspiring even in the Autumn. The Eden project impressed me as a feat of engineering but felt a lack of novelty in the detailed content.

Perhaps our best day sightseeing was a visit to St Michael's Mount at Marazion which was quite “different.” It is an impressive castle and church set on a hill that is an island at high tide. Building started there after some local fishermen saw a vision of St Michael from their boat in a storm. It has this in common with Mont St Michel in France.

We also did some sport (if walking is not): tennis, ten-pin bowling and go-karting (which was fun even if was nearer to the back than the front!) on a track better than the one Josh and I had tried out near our home.

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