So Cornwall’s had a bit of a problem recently, what with being continually battered by storms and getting cut off from the rest of the country by rail.
Media headlines like “Cornwall destroyed by vengeful sea demons” and “Oh my god there is literally nothing of Cornwall left” may have suggested that Cornwall is best avoided.
1. But the thing is, Cornwall looks awesome whether the weather’s bad…
2. …or whether it’s good.
Those pictures are both of the same place, btw - Sennen Cove.
5. And if it’s just a bit windy… well, that’s an opportunity for kite flying.
10. It’s a quiet, sleepy part of the world where not much happens.
11. Cornwall’s got St. Ives, one of the artiest towns in the country.
12. So arty it’s got a Tate gallery. Does where you live have a Tate gallery?*
*Do you live in London or Liverpool, is what we’re asking there.
13. (Newquay, of course, is more party than arty.)
14. Cornwall’s got the country’s most scenic theatre.
Do wrap up warm, though.
17. Look at this goddamn harbour.
19. Look at this GODDAMN harbour.
20. LOOK AT THIS GODDAMN HARBOUR.
Falmouth. Western Europe’s deepest natural harbour, innit.
24. Basically Cornwall is just a series of beaches, harbours, castles and cliffs and they’re all great.
26. (Just going to leave this here, btw.)
27. Cornwall’s got the world’s most impressive greenhouses…
28. …with an actual bloody tropical rainforest inside them.
29. Not that you need greenhouses. Cornwall’s climate means you get loads of gardens that are basically sub-tropical jungles that look like something out of Jurassic Park.
30. Also sometimes the gardens have weird head things.
32. You haven’t had a proper Cornish pasty - the food of the gods - unless you’ve had one actually in Cornwall.
33. Same goes for the Cornish Cream Tea, one of the best things you can put in your mouth.
34. Also there’s Stargazy Pie, which tbh is kind of a bit creepy because your food shouldn’t stare at you.
37. And, naturally, lots of this. What more reason do you need?
Go easy now.