Sally Kindberg’s visit to Cornwall

What an adventure! My first long train journey since I had Covid last spring.  Crossing the Tamar into Cornwall from Devon (where I was born btw) on the wonderful Brunel bridge is always a thrill.  I stayed in Penzance, exploring the surrounding coast, and had a delightful float and swim in the geothermally heated Jubilee Pool watching the occasional cloud skud by overhead.

Encountered more seaside delights at the Penzance Exchange and Newlyn Galleries, took a bus to visit my old haunt St Ives again and called in at the Tate to see an extraordinary exhibition by Haegue Yang. Here’s her Tilted Bushy Lumpy Bumpy …

Fabulous art galleries, subtropical gardens (Morrab and Trewyn), coast walks, ancient churches, boat trips, stunning views and a heated swimming pool – Cornwall as ever was a delight.

Forgot to mention Lord Nelson in a cupboard (the outcome of the Battle of Trafalgar was announced in the hotel ballroom above), and I revisited the outside of the St Ives house which once belonged to one of my favourite painters Alfred Wallis, although I suspect he didn’t have Venetian blinds at the time.


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