In part 5 of our visit to Cornwall we cycle inland from Padstow, and we dayhike at Port Isaac, Tintagel, Crackington Haven, and Bude. In Bude I try to surf and we gorge on gargantuan scones.
In part 4 of our Cornish hike, we visit two very distinct towns: gritty Newquay, and quaint and upscale Padstow. In Padstow we slurp up oysters at Rick Stein’s cafe.
In part 3 of our Cornish hike, we check out some huge and spectacular sandy beaches. We pass the lighthouse that inspired Virginia Woolf, and we watch a surfing competition.
In part 2 of our Cornish hike we round Cape Cornwall and continue down the rugged coast. We check out mining ruins in Pendeen, and we learn about the legend of a mermaid in Zennor. We celebrate our arrival in St. Ives by visiting a tea room.
In part 1 of our Cornish hike we visit the pretty village of Mousehole. In a little cove, we encounter a fisherman’s wife who is waiting for her husband to return from the sea. We round Land’s End where we munch on pasties in a room full of German bus tourists.
Birds of western Canada.
On the island of Tenerife we hike along a ramshackle dirt road along the coastline, and we hike into the Teno Mountains.
Tenerife is a volcanic island off of the coast of Africa. In part one of our hikes on Tenerife, we explore the volcanic highlands of Teide.
In our quick visit to Chicago we attend the Thanksgiving Day parade, we do an architectural walk, we drink gluhwein at the Christmas market, we visit the Art Institute of Chicago, and we listen to some Chicago blues at a blues club.
At the end of our drive across Canada, we cycle the 200 km long P’tit Train du Nord bike path through the Laurentians, north on Montreal. The fall colours (maples) where at their peak.