THE LAST DITCH An Englishman returned after twenty years abroad blogs about liberty in Britain
En voyage
On the Polish road without Speranza

Travelling broadens the mind again

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!


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Bill Sticker

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.

James Higham

Scilly Isles next, Tom?

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