Days 32-36 : In search of Southern sunshine
|Lizard Point - The most southerly place in the UK|
|Land's End - A tourist trap, oh and the most westerly point in England|
While preparing our drive out in the van to Land's End I was disappointed to realise that it's not even the most westerly point on the British mainland, an honour which belongs to Ardnamurchan Point in Scotland. Land's End is now a kind of "come spend your money here" theme park with attractions, food, drink, more food, more drink, and you can even pay to visit a farm! (after driving through 200 miles of countryside). We ignored all the Attractions and instead enjoyed they original attraction, which is the fabulous scenery and dramatic cliffs. And yes, the kids just wanted to go and do Arthur's Quest and the other expensive stuff but they were satisfied with the above-average play area instead.
Thankfully we made our day out more interesting with a vist to St. Michael's Mount in the morning. We had lunch at a pub in the town opposite and generally found ways to avoid the crowds. Although totally packed with tourists it was still a nice place to hang out.
The last two days have been altogether more enjoyable and interesting. It struck me that us having good days could be strongly correlated with having good weather, and that's something we're going to have to change in the months to come.
Although the beach a Polurrian was lovely and not too busy and we had great time jumping over the impressive waves, we've had our best day of the week today at very different kind of beach. This morning we all just chilled out at the van (some of us watching a new Pokemon DVD) and then this afternoon we cycled 1 mile down to Cadgwith where there is a tiny fishing port which encapsulates all there is to love about this part of the world. At the little beach, called Little Beach, there's no sand, there are no waves, and yet everyone was totally happy and more relaxed than at any time in the trip so far. We even managed a photo of all of us...
|Cadgwith - Little beach|