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Friday, June 26, 2009

Land's End

This is recording the third day of our tour on June 26.

We crossed the River Tamar, taking us from Devon into Cornwall. This is the railway bridge designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

St Michael's Mount - a monastic island.

Cornwall is Daphne du Maurier country and it is very easy to imagine Mary Yellan from Jamaica Inn wandering through these parts.

Land's End is as far south as one can go on the British mainland. Apart from being a rugged coast, this is now quite a commercialised spot, popular with charity walkers who sometimes go all the way to John o'Groats - also now maintained by the same development company). Even the BBC have put a Dr Who themed exhibit here... Many of the shops quip on the fact that this is the first and last spot in England (depending on which way you are travelling)