Monthly Archives: April 2013

Easter Trip to Cornwall

Over the Easter break, we spent two days in Cornwall.  I say that, but it was really one day in Cornwall and one day driving, spread over two day.  We went to Tintagel Castle and Pendennis Castle, which were both amazing.  The kids were most excited, however, about staying in a hotel.

Tintagel Castle

We arrived in the late afternoon with enough time to see the castle. The weather was surprisingly good (this area of England is known for it’s windy, rainy spring weather) and we had a relaxing couple of hours walking around the castle. It seemed less of a castle and more of a large park with some ruins in it. The views down the coast were stunning.

Pendennis Castle

After a night’s sleep at a travelodge (which was actually the main purpose of the trip — the kids wanted to stay in a hotel), we went looking for Pendennis castle.  I have become over-reliant on my smartphone for navigation, so the first step was to find a place with a good signal, which took about an hour of driving in approximately the right direction.

Pendennis Castle was built to protect Falmouth bay, and is another stunning place to go on a fine day.  They had a special event going on, with re-enactors playing the part of smugglers to entertain the children.

Patrick’s Griffon

My colleague Pat just finished painting a Griffon, and asked me to take photos.  This gave me the first real excuse to make use of the macro extension tube that I bought at a charity shop for £5.  It goes with the £5 50mm lens I bought at the same charity shop.  I’m happy with the results, but that’s probably due to the stunning job that Patrick did.

The Bar Next Door

My brother Ben and his friend Nathaniel are starting a band.  They have a regular gig at a bar in Worthing.  I popped along to watch him, and I had fun taking pictures and video of them and the bar.