The Wonderful West Country

Cornwall May 08 Bedruthan StepsFrom early childhood I have holidayed regularly in the West Country. Almost every other year I get a burning desire to return to what feels like my second home. However, I also had my fair share of holidays in Devon and North Somerset. I have amassed many photos over the years of the West Country, which conjure up some wonderful memories. Some have inspired me to wax lyrical. 




St Ives – An Artist’s Paradise

How many shades of blue can one get into a view?
‘An artist’s paradise’ they call it and it’s just so very true.
If I could paint a picture, I would paint one now for you,
but I guess my little photos here will just have to do.
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Padstow April 2006

 Padstow (Padstein)

There’s a bustling town around Padstow harbour,
where you’ll find umpteen boats bobbing at anchor,
but the very first thing you’ll be wishing you’d had
is your fish and chips at Rick Stein’s pad.
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