March 18, 2015

"I like the idea of Cornwall wild. I'm reading the book 'Wild' at the moment. It does this to you..."

"... it makes you believe you can do more than you think you can do. Here, you have to understand the positioning of St. Ives a bit: the town is on a peninsula: to the northeast, you have the long expanse of beach and coves and coastal life. To the southwest you have the rugged cliffs and wild heath: heather, gorse and scrub and not much else. This is where I'm heading."

Hearty travel-blogging from Nina, about as far southwest as you can get in England.

The book "Wild" is "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail."

12 comments:

rehajm said...

I'm reading the book "Wild" at the moment. It does this to you: it makes you believe you can do more than you think you can do.

Nina's version of Hold my beer and watch this!

sdharms said...

the book is a whinefest.if she had died due to being ill prepared it would have made the book better. They killed a horse brutally!!!!
did she really hike the trail? I bet it comes out in the future that she did not.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

I like the idea of Cornwall wild.

I miss the days when people kept their personal grooming preferences to themselves.

I am not Laslo. ( but I do what I can )

traditionalguy said...

Now Irene is traveling down towards the end of the AnglesLand from the Glastonbury/Exeter/Portsmouth part of Devon. Which makes it as far from anywhere as you can get and still call the place England.

CWJ said...

Can I have that second scone?

chickelit said...

Makes me wonder if Nina has ever been to the furthest Southwest corner of Wisconsin - a part of the state settled by the Cornish.

FleetUSA said...

St Mawes in Cornwall is absolutely charming or you can watch the Doc Martin series for armchair travel.

Anonymous said...

Poldark country.

Big Mike said...

As I was going to St. Ives I met a man with seven wives. And every wife had seven sacks, and every sack he;d seven cats and every cat had seven kittens.

Kittens, cats, sacks, and wives, how many were there going to St. Ives?

Skeptical Voter said...

Cornwall and Dorset are great places to visit. I was enjoying your retired fellow law prof's blog until I got to the line about the burgers. She doesn't eat 'em unless she's sure that they are not sourced from places or methods she finds "reprehensible".

My stars and garters--a Berkeley foodie in the heartland.

But since my wife is a somewhat newly fledged grandma, I can appreciate the blogger's agonizing over a choice of a dress for her granddaughter.

If she goes to Paris next year, there's a shop called the Parisian Princess--just for little girls. And she can spend an afternoon agonizing before retiring to a comfortable brasserie.

Eustace Chilke said...

I read Wild a couple of years ago. I recommend it. Bill Bryon's A Walk in the Woods, too, for a completely different look at more or less the same subject.

Big Mike said...

Answer to my 9:00 comment: Just one. Reread first line if you don't see why.