Sunday, May 28, 2006

The Roseland Peninsu

The Roseland Peninsula

Here is the serene part of Cornwall with lush countryside, pretty villages, mysterious creeks and generous beaches.  Truro, with its gothic cathedral, interesting museum (both very child friendly) and award winning theatre, is worth a visit.  The shops and restaurants are good but we were being so well fed we limited refreshments to smoothies (love ‘em!)  If the weather were clement (we were not blessed) it would be fun to use the river and ferries.

We didn’t get to the tip of the peninsula, this time because the road is one car width, steep and windy and we were made to reverse down a steep slope, with a bully boy in front and four cars behind.  In order to maintain calm within the car, I fore bore to get out and have a chat with the BB but there was a lot of deep breathing and biting of lips.

The beautiful church and gardens at St Just had its usual calming effect and the creeks are evocative of Daphne du Maurier and her stories.  The food at the hotel was a constant delight and the indoor pool (87 degrees) an easy way to shed a few calories.
It was planned to break the journey at Okehampton on the way back but the fog and the utter shambles at the ill-named Merry meet roundabout meant we missed the turning and no chance of turning round until it wasn’t worth it.  On the other hand I strongly suspect MTL had no intention of spending another night away from home.

<a href="http://rocrebelgranny.blogspot.com">Granny>
<a href=”
http://jonnybillericay.blogspot.com”>jonny b</a>
<a href=”http:// musingsfromthehinterland.blogspot.com”>randall</a>
<a href=”http:// balloffish.blogspot.com”>amy</a>

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3 comments:

fjl said...

Lovely xx

I am proud of you.

PI said...

Thanks Felicity.

FOUR DINNERS said...

Cornwall's gorgeous. Spent a week several years ago at St Agnes n travelled around. Loved it. Glad yer had a nice time.