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.

The South Bank at Night

I went to London for a meeting, and while waiting for rush hour to clear (I hate travelling on crowded trains), I took some night shots on the South Bank just outside of Waterloo station.

Exactly Ten Years Ago

Where was I precisely ten years ago?  Why, I was in China.

These pictures were taken with my first digital camera, a Kodak DC-4800.  As an early adopter, I was the only person on the tour that had a digital camera — image that!

This was six months into my first contract teaching English in Korea, and we had a rare break and went on a three-day tour of Beijing.  Read all about it here.