Panormos Beach

Panormos Beach is a wonderful sweep of pebbles leading into perfect waters. The term Panormos is ancient Greek, and was mentioned by Homer, meaning “sheltered harbor” or “sheltered moorage The large, bowl shaped bay consists of a long, fine pebbled beach, lots of small coves.

Colourful house at lizard

Feeling a bit droopy after being dragged away from Kynance Cove but I am immensely cheered up with the discovery of some colourful homesteads at Lizard. This stunning cerise joy is a vivid sight to behold! Especially when the sunlight hits it. Few things fill me with quite so much delight as a brightly colouredContinue reading “Colourful house at lizard”


The next (literal) port of call on our Cornish explorer is the beautiful little town of Charlestown. The little town has a wonderful, unspoiled example of a late Georgian working port. It was constructed between 1791 and 1801 by Charles Rashleigh who was an entrepreneur and member of a local landowning family. It was builtContinue reading “Charlestown”

Surf & chocolate box sweet

From the endless sweep of beach at Sandown, which has a Ozzie vibe in the hot sunshine to the chocolate box cottages at Shanklin, the Isle of Wight has something for everyone. Shanklin has a sandy beach, a tooth achingly sweet old village and a wooded ravine, Shanklin Chine as some of its attractions. ForContinue reading “Surf & chocolate box sweet”

Castles and colours

Caernarfon is a royal town and port in Gwynedd, Wales on the eastern shore of the Menai Strait, opposite the Isle of Anglesey. There’s a stately castle that sits above the town which was constructed between 1283 and 1330 by King Edward I. The Edwardian town and castle was the administrative centre of north Wales,Continue reading “Castles and colours”