All pictures taken: Veryan, Cornwall.
Date: February 25, 2008.
Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ3.
One of the best things about going on holiday is exploring places off the beaten track and so it was when we went to Cornwall last month. We came equipped with The Rough Guide to Devon and Cornwall and a detailed road map, and each day we set out in the hire car to see what we could find. Generally we had a vague idea about where we were going to go -- for instance, "let's go to Land's End" or "let's eat fish'n'chips at Rick Stein's posh fish'n'chip place in Padstow" -- but if something caught our eye along the way we'd welcome the diversion and see what we discovered.
Visiting the little village of Veryan was never part of the bigger picture, although I had spied one sentence in the Rough Guide that suggested it might be worth a look -- something about round houses and thatched roofs and little crosses on the top warding off the devil.
On the day -- or should I say very late afternoon/almost evening -- we visited, we'd already wasted an extraordinary amount of time exploring another diversion: a tour of the St. Austell Brewery in which our party comprised two other "civilians" and about a dozen teenagers with special needs from the local college. From there, we'd visited Mevagissey, and then with the light fading from the sky we decided to make a quick run to Veryan.