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St Peter's to St Paul's 2012
29th Aug 2012
Tis it!

We've come, we've seen - and we have to go home tomorrow. Cornwall was a very nice last stop. The weather has been one day wet, one day dry, always windy. The Cornish must have an inferiority complex or want to distinguish themselves from the rest of England, this side of the dividing line, the river Tamar: everything we take into our mouths seem to have a 'made in Cornwall' sticker, even the water! The clotted cream is very good. St Michael's Mount, Mousehole and St Ives were delightful.
We are a perfectly good (enough) couple who now want to return to Oz, after almost 6 months away, and start the next, or last, stage of our life together. We leave tomorrow morning on a train to London Paddington, then out to Heathrow (pack our bikes etc) and a Singapore Airlines flight tomorrow night. We arrive home early Saturday morning. Peter goes straight into a World Dietetics Congress in Sydney and a conference following in Cairns, and I have a client on Thursday, and a Court appearance the following week, as a witness. My first stop on Monday will be Campos coffee for a flat white! It looks like I have already sold my office to a fellow therapist, before I land back, so the next step is the sale of our unit and trips to Canberra to prepare the way.............Peter may want to continue working, but I am ready to do other things, as well as (perhaps) a small number of clients.

Previous: Cornwall via Manchester.

Diary Photos

A lovely hydrangea in a public garden in Penzance.

Crossing the causeway to St Michael's Mount.

View from St Michael's Mount back towards Marazion.

The castle on St Michael's Mount. A family still lives here.

Beautiful gardens surround the castle: St Michael's Mount.

We have to hurry - the tide is coming in....

The Benedictine beginnings. A plague inside the chapel.

We started with a church and ended with a church!!

Windy in Cornwall. The Cornish flag in the background.

Typical western Cornwall.

A view from St Michael's Mount: The conical roof was part of a dairy.

Will we make it........

No worries....we had twenty minutes to spare.

On firm ground again: Looking towards St Michael's Mount.

Barbara Hepworth sculpture garden: St Ives

Barbara Hepworth garden.

Another of Barbara Hepworth's sculpture's in her garden.

St Ives from the Tate gallery cafe. A great place for lunch.

Mousehole (not pronounced that way!)

There is string of cottages in Mousehole that have private seafront gardens across a walkway.

Mousehole: The cottages on the left and the gardens on the right.

A view from one of the small gardens in Mousehole.

Goodbye England.

St Ives: The English at play.

A Perfectly Good Man: apologies to Patrick Gale.

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