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The West Country Vol 2

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1: All praises to Allah swt for giving us this opportunity to travel again, for providing us with time, health and resources to do so, and for keeping us safe throughout this journey. Amin.

2: All photography and words by Rosewati Sukiman and family, unless otherwise stated Copyright 2013 Rosewati Sukiman All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced without the express permission of the author. Made using MixBook

3: Volume 2

5: On the way to Cornwall, we made a stop at Dartmoor National Park which lies in Devon. The moorland is capped with many exposed granite hilltops known as 'tors'. The entire area is rich in antiquities and archaeology and is a popular tourist destination.

10: Top left is the tiny village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor, with the St Pancras church towering over it

11: It's either giant toes or a caterpillar sleeping with arms folded

12: According to a local legend Hound Tor was created when a pack of hounds were turned to stone. Most likely, it is a granite outcrop weathered to resemble the forms of dogs heads peering into the valley. Nonetheless, it has inspired many writers and artists, most notably Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This location was in fact used in the filming of an episode in the 2nd season of Sherlock. Yep, I'm a Cumberb****.

13: “A hound it was, an enormous coal-black hound, but not such a hound as mortal eyes have ever seen.” Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hounds of the Baskervilles


19: "It is impossible for you to take bad pictures (in Cornwall), even if you're the crappiest photographer"

20: The coastline of Cornwall is characterised by spectacular and impressive cliffs, as well as sheltered bays and harbours, and picturesque beaches. Due to our shortness of time, we focused mainly on the south coast, using the small fishing town of Porthleven as our base. The landscape in Cornwall, both interior as well as the coastline, is just so stunning that it is impossible for you to take a bad picture, even if you're the crappiest photographer. This is nature at its best, with minimal man-made ornaments to make it better, or more accessible for humans. Wildlife in all forms thrive here, as they are meant to be. | Cornwall forms the westernmost part of the south-west peninsula of the island of Great Britain, bounded to the north and west by the Celtic Sea, to the south by the English Channel, and to the east by the county of Devon, over the River Tamar.

23: The Lizard Peninsula

24: Lizard Point, southernmost point on British mainland


28: Spectacular sunsets at Kynance Cove

37: From the southernmost point, we moved to the most westerly point of mainland England - Land's End. This interesting headland is used to suggest distances, for example, Land's End to John o'Groats in Scotland (the most northerly point) is 838 miles. The coastline here is not as dramatic as Lizard's but is beautiful nonetheless.

43: PORTHCUNO & THE MINACK THEATRE The Minack Theatre started out as the rear garden of Rowena Cade who then constructed a unique open-air theatre out of the gully. Just off it is Porthcuno Beach with waters that tempt one to go into it even in the middle of winter!

46: Noi siamo della stessa materia Di cui son fatti i sogni E la nostra piccola vita E circondata da un sonno WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE THE TEMPEST

51: PORTHLEVEN is the most southerly port on the island of Great Britain and is perfectly situated between Lizard and Land's End. It's quiet, quaint and quintessentially British!

56: Our digs in Porthleven was a fabulous seafront beach house called Beckerleg. It has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a dream kitchen, huge terrace, and rear garden that leads to the beach. | The owners have decorated it with delightful nautical theme. It was my favourite house for the entire trip!

58: We also visited other fishing villages like Mousehole (pronounced 'Mowzel') and Marazion. I would have loved to cross the causeway to St Michael's Mount but alas the tide was against us.

60: Close to Beckerleg House was a coastal path that led to Loe Pool, a beautiful lake separated from the sea by the Loe Bar, for which the road the house stood on, is named.

69: Our last stop before reaching London was that grande dame of standing stones, Stonehenge

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  • Title: The West Country Vol 2
  • A Travel Journal of our trip to the West of England in Autumn 2013
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