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.
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.
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
With: My own coffee!
Without: A bad word to say about Travelodge (except for the coffee).
I am here:
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:
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:
Question is, can I find time to quickly slip here:
[Quick update: I did find time!]
RNAS Culdrose (Royal Navy)
HMS Seahawk (Wikipedia)
With: Terrible weather.
Without: Any chance of decent photographs.
Rain soaked airport – dark, glass between camera and subject;
Forth Road Bridge – driving, shooting one handed;
Rainy distant airport from hotel window (evening);
Rainy motorway from hotel window (morning).