Monthly Archives: June 2014

Stone Gap Paradise

For the past four years it has really been like living in paradise here at the Stone Gap in Niedernhausen to me. What an interesting street, the Stone Gap. Sometimes I think there is no need for a holiday to leave abroad or elsewhere when you have got it at home. So we are happy to say the party goes on!

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Posted in Germany, The Stone Gapy

Boscastle after the 2004 flood

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You may remember this Cornish village which was seriously flooded in 2004. One thing that could not be destroyed was the amazing view which we discovered when climbing up to the top of the cliff. And I love the pink cottage!

Posted in Cornwall, England

Polperro or where it all began

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We took the advice of our landlord and walked along the coastal path from Talland Bay to Polperro with breathtaking seaviews all the way.And indeed, Polperro wasn’t very far and we rounded a corner to see the picturesque little village which the Jolliffes, former smugglers from France, invaded in the late seventeenth century. There are still many Jolliffes in the village and the lady in the museum showed us many old polls with lots of Charles, Johns and David Jolliffs listed (the ‘e’ was later added). We even found the bench dedicated to Jack Jolliff which had been washed away in floods and reconstructed earlier this year. Polperro is well worth a visit, but probably best off-season by all the tourists milling through the streets …

 

Posted in Cornwall, England

Off the beaten track at Zennor Head

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We gave the touristic St. Ives a miss and preferred the paradise views from of the Zennor Head coastal paths. Weather was incredibly beautiful, see the turqouise blue colour of the water!

Later we tried to get to the beach of Lamorna recommanded by a lovely local couple, found instead that of Perranuthnoe where we could also find a nice cafe with an even nicer cream tea.

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Stoney beach of Perranuthnoe

Posted in Cornwall, England

Country lanes to Fowey

I think you should take a test before you drive down Cornwall’s narrow country lanes. Reiner was happy to finally get the hang of English roundabouts and now the lanes where one of you has to reverse if it is too narrow – and pray the other driver isn’t stubborn if he is nearer the wider bit of road … But it was all worth it in the end when we arrived at Fowey (pronounced like joy) and devoured fish ‘n chips and mussels in the King of Prussia!

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Posted in Cornwall, England

Rame Head

Rame Head beautiful coast

What a  beautiful day. David and Doreen picked us up today up for a nice traditional Sunday roast at the local pub followed by a coastal tour to Rame Head with breathtaking sea views.

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Rame Head by the sea

Posted in Cornwall, England

Cornish pasties with cream tea

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Ploughman’s lunch, the best cream tea in Looe up at Hannafore Point, a very cold swim at Looe Beach and finally traditional Cornish pasties back at Lady Pam’s – a perfect day in Cornwall (and we’re glad there are no scales here :-))

Posted in Cornwall, England

Looe and Lady Pamela’s Cottage

A bit late due to the rush hour we arrived in Looe safe ‘n sound. We were welcomed in glorious sunshine by cream tea and scones. By walking around Looe we could also do the necessary shopping. Cornwall is beautiful!

Cream tea & scones

Cream tea & scones

Two nice birds

Two nice birds

Near the port

Near the port

Posted in Cornwall, England

Old Harry

Trevor and crew

Trevor and crew

We saw Old Harry and his wife as crew members of Trevor on his posh new boat ‘Adelphi’. Actually Harry and his wife are famous rocks near Swanage beach :-). And in true British fashion, we enjoyed fish and chips and fresh mussels with my Aunt and Uncle at the oldest pub in Swanage ‘The Black Swan’ in the company of Pickle, the pub dog.

Old Harry with his wife

Old Harry with his wife

Posted in England

Sunny Bournemouth Beach

Who needs Australia when heaven is on your doorstep? Beautiful sunshine, long stretches of sand and yummy lunch with Dad and my Uncle right on the beach. Yes, it’s still sunny! And we were welcomed at my sister’s with crisps and chocolate on our bed – what more could you want! 20140612-060809-22089530.jpg 20140612-060809-22089763.jpg

Posted in England