Travelling broadens the mind again
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Speranza took me last week to another place I have never been before. Cornwall. I know my home islands quite poorly, having spent twenty years abroad. If I had thought of Cornwall before, it was because of Rick Stein or Poldark or the dim notion that there was another set of nationalists there ready to make a nonsense of the "U" in UK given a chance. I am sure it's not news to anyone, but it's beautiful. If wisdom is a rising sense of shame at one's ignorance, then I am wiser today than yesterday.
I was particularly moved by the Minack Theatre. The "folly" of a rich woman, it's actually one of the wisest expenditures of money and effort I have ever seen. I now have to return to Cornwall if only to see a performance there in what must be one of the most striking venues for live theatre in the world.
The picture, by the way, is a view from its tea room!
The Minack theatre. Great place for a picnic and a play, although those sea breezes can make for a chilly evening. Take a warm blanket and a ladyfriend. Also nearby the Loggan rock (Next eastbound headland but one).
Tom. May I recommend that you park Speranza up and try walking the Southern coast path? On a summer day there are few places in the UK (When it isn't raining of course - this being England) blessed with more spectacular scenery. Well worth the shoe leather.
Posted by: Bill Sticker | Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 02:27 PM
Scilly Isles next, Tom?
Posted by: James Higham | Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 06:32 AM