Back in the Saddle

17th July 2015
Just back from a fantastic holiday down in Cornwall with good friends (John and Bel) from Australia and their two little girls. It was a break with tradition - we didn't sleep under canvas but all chipped in for a cottage in an old brick works just outside St Austell. It was a superb location being very centrally placed within Cornwall so getting anywhere was relatively easy!

On the way back we stopped off at a small place called Kinton on the Shropshire/Powys border and spent 3 days (without the boys) relaxing and totally cut off from the modern world in a beautiful yurt. An absolutely spot on way to wind down and relax!

I had hoped to get some special photographs whilst we were away but the weather didn't quite play ball for such things. Sunsets were absent although the days were warm and sunny, and sunrises... well I wasn't going to get up that early on holiday!

We did get out to wonderful places though - The Lost Garden of Heligan, St Michaels Mount, Powys Castle and the one that surprised me, Montgomery. The latter was, I had always been told, a Scottish name - the truth is it was an English family whom set up a town in Wales to suppress the rise of Welsh Nationalism in the middle ages. They build a substantial fortress above the (very pretty) town which is now in ruins, but impressive still none-the-less.

Back to normality now though, and I am just about to set off into darkest Lancashire to see what I can do with a wet and miserable day!

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