Memories of a lovely holiday

Of course a week was way too short but it really was a wonderful holiday. The reason I have not posted earlier is because I came back rather sick. At first I thought it was a bad cold but it turned out to be pneumonia. I’m already on the mend, but I still don’t have my energy back. Enough … here are some holiday pictures …

Our (red) car on the ferry from Dunkirk on the way to Dover. I love being on a boat at the sea!

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Our second stop on the way to Cornwall was Lyme Regis in Dorset. Our bed and breakfast was right on the seafront overlooking the fishing port.

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Our B&B The Cobb’s Arms in Lyme Regis by night.

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Arrived at Marazion in Cornwall. Here, our B & B was in front of St. Michael’s Mount, an ancient monastery, now castle. At high tide, you were transferred by a boat, at low tide you could walk out to the island. You can see it all here: Through time and tide

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On the day we visited the castle there was a fairly strong wind. The trip by sloop was pretty rough. Because of the strong wind the sea stayed high and the path to the mainland didn’t became dry that day. In the end we had to wade back through the sea with our shoes in hand.

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Due to the mild climate, (no frost) succulents do very well. There is a beautiful large landscaped garden around the castle with mainly palm trees and succulents.

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They were big and beautiful …

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… and lots of different kinds.

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This is St Ives. Since 1928 many artists, attracted by the beautiful light, came to St Ives to live and work. Among them the Dutch painter Piet Mondrian and sculptor Barbara Hepworth. This small city has many art galleries. In 1993, a branch of the Tate Gallery, the Tate St Ives, opened. The Tate looks after the Barbara Hepworth Museum and her sculpture garden.

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The museum (her former house), the studio and the sculpture garden of Barbara Hepworth were great. Above a selfie of us in her studio.

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The sculpture had a beautiful view of the blue sea. (Not visible in photo)

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Pigeons at St. Ives.

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The return trip by boat to Dunkirk. You can just still see the white cliffs of Dover.