Friday, October 12, 2012

Witchcraft at Boscastle

Today we visited Padstow (touristy Cornish fishing port and home to Rick Stein's Seafood Restaurant) and Boscastle (famously flooded Cornish fishing village and home to the Museum of Witchcraft).

We enjoyed the witch-fest. I especially like poppets - effigies of your enemy into which you stick pins and worse; I have always had a soft spot for sympathetic magic. Clare took to the Tarot cards.

To dine at Rick Stein's place will set you back 60-80 pounds per head. Our apartment near Newquay is a stone's throw from Jamie Oliver's "Fifteen" restaurant: similar prices.

I ask myself - who dines at these places at these prices? But they seem to be booked solid for months ahead.

Pictures of Mary and Gerry who are holidaying with us, the author chez the witches and Clare framing the route of the Boscastle flood.