Thomas (boggyb) wrote,

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On the skyline the tall ships sail by...

I've gotten very nostalgic for places of old today, and my mind has wandered, as it does, to Cornwall. I blame this track (.XM, XMPlay recommended).

For many a year the family would travel up to visit my grandparents, and spend a week travelling all over Cornwall. Goonhilly, Land's End, Truro, Treboah gardens, Mevagissey, the many National Trust gardens, Pendennis Castle, St. Mawes, Flushing, Roskilly's Farm... all the sights of Cornwall. My grandparents had a nice large house overlooking Falmouth harbour, and on a clear day you could see right across the bay. They've moved elsewhere, but I still remember gazing out from the living room, with a pair of binoculars trying to make out the different boats. I was there for the solar eclipse many years back, in the grounds of Pendennis Castle. Even saw the tall ships set off from there one year, and got to wander round one or two of them.

Damnit, I want to go to Cornwall again. It's been far too long. Let's see... to get there and back by train takes 6 or 7 hours each way and £54 for a return ticket. I need to do more research into how to get around in Cornwall and where to stay, but that looks quite good. Come Easter, we'll see...
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