Cornwall Day Tours

Are you planning to visit Cornwall, England? Would you like to go on a day tour with a knowledgeable local? If so, I highly recommend Cornwall Discovery.

Cornwall Discovery

Barry Pengelly owns and operates Cornwall Discovery. As his surname suggests, he was born and raised in Cornwall. His surname, Pengelly, comes from the Cornish language. According to Barry, Pen means top of the hill. Barry is a Cornish history buff.

Cornwall Discovery can pick you up for your tour anywhere in Cornwall. He drives a very comfortable Land Rover Discovery in which he is licensed to carry up to six passengers. According to Barry, he operates everyday and does his tours all year. Go by yourself or take along your friends.

Tours

Barry has a variety of tours listed on his website or he can cater the tour to what interests you. He can take you to filming locations in Cornwall. One tour he lists covers Doc Martin locations and towns in northern Cornwall. He lives outside of Port Isaac where Doc Martin is filmed. Barry was a driver for the actors on Poldark during filming, so he also is very knowledgeable about Poldark locations. He has one tour that covers Poldark filming locations. Visit his website to check out other tours he offers.

These are some of the mines on the Cornwall Coast used in the filming of the TV show, Poldark. This show aired in the U.S. on PBS.

I went along with Barry for two days. One day included some locations I asked specifically to see related to King Arthur and other locations worth seeing nearby. Another day, I just asked him to take me to some scenic Coastal towns. We went to St Ives, some Poldark locations, and a few other locations south of there along the coast that included the Minack Theatre and Mousehole. I was very happy with the locations he picked. Barry related some interesting historical information along the way. Cornish history is his passion.

St. Ives is one of many beautiful Cornish Coastal Towns. St. Ives is known as a haven for the arts. It has galleries including the Tate St Ives.

Will you be in Cornwall without a car? If you do have a car, would you just rather see all the best spots in Cornwall that only a local could show you? Then contact Barry at Cornwall Discovery.

Follow this link to see what Barry offers: http://www.cornwalldiscovery.co.uk

Getting Great Destination Photos (With Help)

When you are visiting a location, how do you find the best spots to take photographs? Wouldn’t it be better to go on a tour with a local photographer?

I went on a “Photo Tours in Bath” tour. The guide, Simon, was a local pro. He is a longtime resident of Bath, England, and he has won a lot of awards as a photographer.

Simon tailored the tour around my schedule. I was spending a week in Bath, so I had a lot of flexibility. Photo Tours in Bath took me to the best locations around Bath to snap some sunset and night photos.

I love taking photos. I am an amateur photographer who is always trying to improve what I do with the camera. I had not spent time working on night photography in the past. Photo Tours in Bath’s guide was more than happy to give advice on angles to get shots from. He also tells you some of the history of the different locations. Bath, with its Cotswold stone buildings, is beautiful during the day or night.

I know I have more to learn as far as photography goes and there are a lot of things I need to work on to improve, but this first foray into night photography was a great experience. I highly recommend this tour. You can’t beat the location either!

The famous Sally Lunn’s
A side street
Bath Abbey

For more information about this tour go to: http://www.phototoursinbath.co.uk

Or check out other projects the tour guide, Simon, is involved in at http://www.floatingworlds.co.uk