As I was going to St. Ives

As I was going to St. Ives, I met a man with seven wives. Each wife had seven sacks, each sack had seven cats, each cat had seven kits: Kits, cats, sacks, and wives, how many were there going to St. Ives?

Just Alekka and me, so that would be two; the others were all going the other way, you see.

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We took a day trip out of Penzance for a brief look at the north coast.

It’s only about a half hour drive through the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site, but we decided to go the long way: directly west to St. Just, then east along the northern coast road. We made frequent stops to admire the landscape of green farms, undeveloped coastline, and abandoned tin and copper mines.

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A new adaptation of the Poldark novels by Winston Graham is being broadcast in series on BBC One this season, and Cornwall is in the grip of Poldark fever. The story concerns a fictional 18th century Cornish tin mining dynasty, and it is set in this part of Cornwall. The landlady at our hotel in Penzance is quite a fan.

St. Ives, when we finally got there, turned out to be pretty cute, too.

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About lornaofarabia

I am a teacher from Medford, Oregon. I currently live and work in Cairo, Egypt.
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