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Lucy French’s Travel Diary

Thursday, 18 Sep 2008

Location: West Cornwall, UK

MapWell I've survived the fog, the soggy rain and the boggy walking tracks and now finally, yeh the sun has come out. I've chosen the best day to come to St Ives (the only place I can find an internet cafe or should I say internet library, because all the libraries in the UK seem to have lots of computers)!

Anyway cornwall is magical and mystical and yesterday I climbed St Michael's Mount and walked some of the Cornish Coastal Path along from Marazion. It really is very special and worth the visit. You have to wait until the tide goes out before you can walk the cobbled roadway across the sand to reach the island.

Today I am going back to my childhood and spending the day in St Ives where I spent many family holidays as a child. However, now it is in some respect one big car park at the top of the hill, but once you get into the old town proper it really is very quaint.

But I wouldn't like to be here in the height of the tourist season, it would be bedlam, but today the crowds are quite reasonable.

I'm off this afternoon to explore some other ancient sites including Men an Tol (look it up if you want) and Carn Euny.

Spending most nights eating at the local golf club, which is fascinating. A local farmer decided to bulldoze some stone walls and create a golf course overlooking the ocean at Cape Cornwall. Definately a must do for all golfing fans (this one is for you Lizzie)! The golf club house does a pretty decent meal and you get to meet lots of interesting people.

I'm in Cornwall for another week before going up north to the Lakes District with an Aussie friend of mine, Rose. We've rented a cottage for a week, hope the weather stays decent!!!!!!