Penzance, without the pirates

No pirates in Penzance these days, but a mild climate and funky atmosphere! In South West Cornwall is the town of Penzance.  A short distance beyond the harbour fishing boats shelter in the inner dock and you'll see the occasional visiting tall-masted sailing ship against the granite quays. But … [Read more...]

Llanthony – the valley in the heart of Wales

a visit to ancient llanthony We were on the Offa's Dyke Walk. The handsome ruins of Llanthony AbbeyThe two miles to Llanthony took us a long time to walk, but eventually we could see the ruins of the famous abbey just below. The rain eased off, but we had become wary of its capricious moods and kept … [Read more...]