Land’s End

With: Wind in my ears.
Without: Any more land to walk on.

Quick pre-work trip to Land’s End. Never been here before, and was only ten miles away so thought I’d just take a bit of a, er, detour.

The tourist “attraction” clinging to the end of Cornwall looks truly hideous. Even without a billion or so tourists milling around. On a cold grey wet January morning it’s pretty bleak, but I can just imagine the money grabbing hell this place is on a sunny August Saturday. So no more to say about that.

The end of Cornwall? Windy, rugged, awesome. Look in one direction only please. Dodgy horizons on these pics.

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I’ve also got a mad crazy idea to walk from Land’s End to John o’Groats. Why? Because I can I suppose. Edges, end to end, all of those things – although a little bit of thinking makes me realises that it’s probably 850 miles out of 875 total from which the ocean won’t be visible. Hmmm.

External links:
Land’s End – The Attraction
Land’s End – Wikipedia
Land’s End to John o’Groats – Wikipedia
Land’s End to John o’Groats with Mark Moxon

Cross-hairs mark the spot

With: My own coffee!
Without: A bad word to say about Travelodge (except for the coffee).

I am here:

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The “hospitality” tray isn’t so great though – who can live with just a couple of sachets of regular Nescafe and a couple of sachets of decaff? Note I brought my own coffee and mug:

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Other than that though, I love Travelodge. Just call me Mr Budget Traveler, even when work is paying. Fiscally responsible, that’s me. Really, there’s a complete lack of pretension or complications at these places, and at the end of the day, I just sleep well there, so what’s not to like?

Tomorrow I’ve got to go here:

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Question is, can I find time to quickly slip here:

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[Quick update: I did find time!]

External links:
RNAS Culdrose (Royal Navy)
HMS Seahawk (Wikipedia)
Travelodge