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I want to say again thank you so much for making my first visit to Cornwall in more years than I care to remember so memorable.

– Helen M, UK

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Family tour of the Lizard Peninsula

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One family from Belgium arrived at the Polurrian Hotel on the Lizard and requested a day tour in Ellie the VW Caravelle – so named by our children. We were greatly rewarded on our 60 mile tour all around the Lizard peninsula and the Helford River with fabulous light, turning tides and some rare plants (Babingtons Leeks). Oh and a seal came up to greet us at the Southernmost Point.

Cadgwith Cove with its small fleet of fishing vessels is the archetypal fishing village, full of thatched cottages, a working fishing community often winching their boats onto the beach, a great pub and a maritime history that often reveals stories more to do with smuggling and the hardship of landing vast catches than the idyllic setting might suggest. This was a fiercely proud village with its own lifeboat and its many stories of the struggle to survive through the lives of numerous larger than life characters. Today the light was amazing and the colours of the boats and the lichen clad buildings was better than I had seen for many a month.

The tide was in at Kynance and out when we reached St Anthony in Meneague. What a fabulous contrast. Purple Loosestrife is one of my favourite flowers in that it has a wonderful way of pollinating. Its flowers face three different ways so that when bees come to the flower to gather pollen there is pollen daubed all over the unsuspecting bees’ bodies so that they pollinate the next flower by brushing their pollen stained bodies all over the angled florets. Sly ‘ol nature.

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