Surfing St Ives

I’d had my first taste of surfing in St Ives a year ago and, despite a two hour lesson, I didn’t manage to stand up once. I returned this year determined to catch a wave and and conquer the world of beginners surfing. I couldn’t have picked a nicer day with barely a cloud in […]

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The Minack Theatre

“That cliff over there, why don’t weĀ dig a theatre out of the granite to sit 750 people and put on productions of Shakespeare?” “I’m not sure that’s entirely realisticĀ Ms Cade.” “Just you wait.” Is how I imagine the conversation between Minack founder Rowena Cade and fellow workers went. And she was absolutely on the money. […]

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Marching up St Michael’s Mount

St Michael’s Mount (orĀ Karrek Loos yn Koos if you’re practicing your Cornish) sits protecting the bay of Marazion. Surrounded by calm, turquoise seas in the summer and angry, grey waters in the winter it harbours stories of myth and legend dating back centuries. The story goes that a mythical giant named Cormoran once lived on […]

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Exploring Porthleven

The Cornish coast is dotted with idyllic fishing villages and Porthleven, the most southerly port on the island of Great Britain, is as charming as any. With golden sand beaches stretching off in to the distance, fishermen selling their catches in the harbour and some top eateries it’s a lovely place to while away an […]

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Sunny St Ives

Seeing from the train down that Cornwall was pretty much part of the Atlantic now and with the weather experts promising more storms I wasn’t optimistic about about surviving a day at St Ives without getting drenched. However, as soon as the train pulled in to the little station the sun came out, and stayed […]

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Six must see sights in Ghana

“Akwaaba! Wezo! Amaraba!” are all greetings you will hear when travelling in Ghana (they all mean “welcome” if you are not fluent in Ghana’s 75 languages). Ghana isn’t normally near the top of the list of places to visit as a tourist but as the Brandt Travel Guide states, “As travel destinations go, Ghana is […]

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