Our host is unavoidably detained for the rest of this week, so he has asked me to do a post for him. About Cornwall. What do I know about Cornwall? Not a lot. I've been there only twice.
I do know that it is considered one of the six Celtic nations as shown on this map. It has its own language, related more to Welsh and Breton than to the other Celtic languages.
The north coast is wild and exposed but with some wonderful beaches which attract tourists. Tintagel Castle is there, the legendary birthplace of King Arthur. The south coast is more sheltered.
The Eden Project, gardens and the world's largest greenhouse, is another valuable tourist destination built in a disused clay pit. I've been there and it is amazing.
They eat a lot of Cornish pasties in Cornwall, but nobody seems able to agree on the true and authentic recipe.
Finally , they have Land's End, the western-most tip of England. It's rather a shame that it's become something of a theme park, or it was when I saw it a few years ago. It ought to be wild, remote and windswept.
I'm afraid that's pretty much the sum total of what I know about Cornwall. I feel sure Sage and Soubriquet will be able to add and embellish.
Next post: John O'Groats.
Update. Sage has kindly done a whole post of her own on the subject of Cornwall AND the famous authentic pasty recipe. Many, many thanks Sage.