A few days on the rather rugged coastline of North Cornwall,. In fact we’ve had two weeks off, not had that since 2011. Not sure I’d choose it again in November. To be fair, we don’t mind the weather and we don’t mind the windy and wild weather on this coastline. Its gorgeous, deserted in places with only with only the birds for company. Quite why everywhere is closed on a Monday and Tuesday though, god only knows. It’s like some forgotten realm at the end of the country where time has stopped still.

The north Cornwall coast views are to die for, especially if you fall off the cliff: not recommended though. The glorious expanse of the 3 mile long sandy beach at Perranporth to Newquay’s Fistral beach where surfers shiver in the surf are a stark contrast to the rugged coastline of the north Cornwall coast path from St Agnes to Pentire Point West to the pretty fishing villages. In particular Port Isaac, where Doc Martin was filmed, though we’ve never seen it, is worth the walk down the steep hill. It’s moody and atmospheric, and with the light falling makes for a cosy retreat.

The Eden Project is surely one of Cornwall’s top tourist attractions. We managed to get a free entry, far better than paying £60 for two people, which did put us off. It’s a massive greenhouse with two biomes containing the worlds largest indoor rainforest in one and a Mediterranean setting in the other. The geodesic domes are so large they even have birds flying inside. Better to dress for these biospheres, even in November you’ll be stripping clothes away once inside.


Nick Cook. Amateur astronomer, space, history, nerd, extreme dog walker, cat slave, severe tinnitus sufferer. 13.7 billion years in the making - not that much better for it.

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