by Pete Edgeler
Surrounded by green fields, beaches and the third largest natural harbour in the world, Falmouth is a place worth seeing.
See for a long weekend, a week or even monthly and it is a near guarantee you will not need to go home. But it’sn’t only the abundance of fascinating history or spectacular scene that keeps visits captivated it’s the tapestry of local culture and imagination that leaves folks spell bound.
I ‘ve yet to meet a visitor who has not commented on the hospitality and actual nature of the towns’ local individuals. Where you see you’re sure to meet with someone prepared to go that extra mile to make your visit special. Someone says hello, constantly smiles or stops to speak and there’s never any possibility of becoming lost because a ‘Falmouthion’ is constantly prepared to turn the correct manner rounds.
There are several beaches around Falmouth but if you need to spend time among the actual people of the town afterward Castle Beach is the first selection for visitors. Situated at the far end of the sea front and under the watchful attention of the 450 year old Pendennis Castle this changing shore is perfect for families, couples and solo travellers.
There’s a warning to be heeded here because the cannons are cleared weekly at the fortress which can be a little surprise. With a mixture of sand and stone pools that are nicely stocked you can while away your day observing the bay that is chaotic, as fishing boats, sail boats and ships continue about their company.
The depth of the bay means that there’s constantly an impressive collection of tankers and cruise liners anchored upward. Hardworking naval helicopters, ferryboats, coast guards and tugboats on exercise training are a regular and regular sight. Well shielded by its location nestled within the encircling sea wall and the headland it’s amazing how only several meters above on the footpath it can feel extremely choppy while the shore seems serene.
Although no lifeguards are in attendance it’s considered one of the safest beaches for swimmers. Size and the shores natural layout makes keeping an eye on the kids extremely simple giving that extra touch of independence to them. There’s always the chance of weaver fish stings and quite sometimes jellyfish so wearing beach shoes is consistently advocated.
In the proceedings you’re stuck the staff in the cafe will have the ability to help.
The shore is, in addition, the final resting place for a WWll German Uboat one of six that were grounded after breaking their moorings in 1921. The U Boat may be just a skeleton but it still entices as does the wealth of sea life to be found in the rockpools and beneath the sea divers and snorkelers to investigate it.
Diving teachers run consistently from the shore so if at any time you have saw finding the depths of the shoreline then this is your opportunity. The local Castle Beach Cafe is as much of an attraction as the shore itself. The cafe was purchased by the present owners three years past and they stay true to the welcoming service the previous owners had supplied while they’ve worked hard to create their own style in the company.
During the summer months they organise stone-pooling sessions, craft booths on the sundeck, face painting, choirs and various other entertainment. From fortress beach you’ll be able to walk along the seafront, onwards to the fortress and headland or back through Falmouth Resorts gardens back to town.!
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Cornwall has emerged as one of the most interesting vacation destinations of the world. From lovely shoreline of the north to the sheltered bays in the south, from early moorlands to soft river estuaries – surfers, walkers and visitors have found a fascinating, lively culture, first class lodging, food to die for and a naturally thrilling adventure resort area in Cornwall.
As a county, Cornwall boasts the longest stretch of shoreline in the UK with nearly 700 kilometers of spectacular coastal scenery including more than 300 shores. This shoreline forms a substantial part of the South West Coast Path National Trail which offers visitors to Cornwall a tremendous selection of walks from little strolls to long hikes. Cornwall is in the privileged position of having two shorelines: the Atlantic coast famed for its surfing beaches and enormous expanses of golden sand, and the English Channel coast that is tenderer with tranquil creeks and hidden coves.
Cornwall pretty much has it all for every age group. The children can enjoy full throttle interesting at the adventure parks whereas those seeking sightseeing and relaxation can see the stately homes and beautiful gardens. The tasks vary from bird watching to experience including kite surfing, coasteering and of course paddle boarding Cornwall. That is every kind of occasion from the week there should not be any shortage of interesting things to do while you are in Cornwall.
Cornwall also has some of the most fantastic places to stay whether it is with your family and friends or with your partner trying to find an intimate escape. There are considerable resorts, guest houses and holiday cottages to cater to everyone’s demands and budget constraints. After a difficult, long and frantic lifestyle, vacations are significant to recuperate and spend time with nearest and dearest and where better to do this than at a holiday cottage in Cornwall. Holiday cottages are quite popular lodging choices for visitors and can readily be located online. Holiday cottages are suited to all – whether you’re buying romantic cottage for a pet friendly place, two, or a bungalow with infant friendly facilities. All bungalows are self catering allowing flexibility and solitude.
You go to great lengths to create a beautiful garden. You spend money on lovely plants, plan your plantings carefully, and work hard to make your vision come to life. Then, you have a party on your deck to show off your beautiful garden and it gets dark and nobody can see it. There are solutions to this problem, though. In fact, there are so may solutions for night time lighting in the garden that you’ll have a hard time choosing which to use. You may just have to try them all!
You can kill two birds with one stone, so to speak, with lighted planters. Some people resort to glow in the dark paint on the outside of their planters, but that wears off quickly and doesn’t give a very even light.
However, lighted planters can solve the problem easily. While not the answer for large areas, lighted planters will illuminate the immediate area. This makes them invaluable as attractive accents on your deck or patio. An illuminated plant pots on each end of the step up to your deck will increase the safety of your guests while adding ambience to the area.
In addition, they can create lovely depth in the garden at night time. By placing illuminated planters in different areas of the garden, you can bring light to paths, create a play between light and shadow, and make your guests feel like they are in a larger area than just the deck.
Up lights are crucial for creating drama in the garden. By placing an up light at the base of a shrub or vine with a lot of branches you can draw attention to the intricate tangle, adding visual interest to the dark garden.
An up light placed about ½ way up in a large specimen tree will draw attention to the foliage and branching patterns. This can add a sense of wonder to your surroundings. This type of lighting also adds to the amount of perceived light in the garden, reducing the overall gloom that the dark of night can bring.
Rope lighting is good for long areas where you want to make sure your guests know their footing, or where food is being served. Stretching rope lighting under the lip of each step will help to create a depth of field so that people will know how far down steps are. Run beside walkways, they can create a river of light that is decorative as well as safe.
Placed along the edge of a counter, they will illuminate the surface so that people can find their drinks and plates. Overhead, they can be attached to structures to provide area lighting without adding to clutter.
Gardens are usually known for their colors, floral displays, and design. Unfortunately, these are not visible at night. You can get the most out of your garden, however if you add various forms of lighting to capture the textures and shapes.
Summer is in full swing in many parts of the world, while autumn is approaching already in other climates. At the same time, many regions have found the transition from winter to spring to be somewhat nebulous, with record low temperatures and unexpected rainfall. Whatever the weather in your neck of the woods, you can find Seasalt clothing perfect for any season. Your favorite line of clothing is not just for winter. You can enjoy every season with some of the best fashion on the market. Here are some pointers for selecting stylish apparel, regardless of the season.
Seasalt clothing is designed in Cornwall, and shipped all over the world. Lightweight sundresses, waterproof jackets, and lovely, spring dresses all grace your closet and transition to your daily wear.
Seasalt has over 200 employees and in-house designers. Graphic designers and artists work closely with textile designers to develop the newest looks.
This year, crinkle cotton and prints are going to be on every beach and boardwalk. Prints range from stripes to florals, in both bold and pastel prints. Popular looks include a solid white top with bold print Capri pants and a coordinated cardigan. This look goes from the beach to the mall. All you have to do is change shoes, which you can also find at Seasalt.
Denim and chambray are also still the fad, with both rubbed finish and dark indigo rocking the catwalk.
Casual tops are rocking the retro, with an almost 1960’s vibe to the silk-screened florals and graphics. Spaghetti strap camis are also popular this year, in both prints and solids. Couple a print cami with a solid cardi, and you have a comfortable look that will get you through chilly mornings and into sunny afternoons.
T-shirts with every kind of neckline are also big for the summer. Whether V-neck, ruche, boat-neck, or embroidered scoop, your T-shirt can be comfortable and dress up or down as you desire.
When it comes to jackets, you have a wide choice of styles and functions. Rain jackets are available in every color, coordinating with the bold prints popular this season. They come with toggle closure or zipper. Other jackets have retro styling, such as the Pack-It Jacket that looks much like the car-coats popular in the 50s. the Bodinnick Jacket has the nautical look that never goes out of style, as does the Cocoa Jacket.
Most women will be happy to know that leggings are still in style. Seasalt Clothing has a wide section of leggings that coordinate beautifully with the jackets, tunic tops, and dresses that will make up this season’s stylings.
In addition to leggings, most women will be glad to see that shorts are not the baggy board shorts of the last decade, nor the short “hot pants” of several decades ago. They are a nice, mid-thigh length that is both comfortable and styish.
Even sweatshirts have received a remodel with this season. Unique styling and original color schemes make this season’s sweatshirts all the rage.
Whether you use feather edge cladding or not, the cladding on your structure will determine the overall appearance. The cladding you put on your storage shed, workshop, or home should not only look great it, it is the final layer of protection against weather and pests. There are many different kinds of cladding available, in as many styles and colors as you can imagine. Tongue-and-groove cladding, for example, has a very classic look for a cottage or cabin style. With feather edge cladding, you can achieve a number of different looks. There are, however, even more reasons to use feather edge cladding.
What is Feather Edge Cladding?
Feather edge cladding is an affordable, easily installed cladding used on both exterior and interior surfaces. The name comes from its shape, which is similar to that of a feather – it is thicker on one side, just as a feather is thicker in the center, and thinner toward the outer edge.
When it is installed, the first row is nailed or screwed across the bottom of the surface to be covered. The fastener goes into the thicker edge, which is stronger and more stable. The thinner edge is at the bottom. As you install the next row of cladding, the thin edge overlaps the thick ones that have already been fastened. This waterproofs the fastened sections, and sloughs the water off rather than letting it seep in. This is very uh the way singles work on a roof.
Since there is no ledge to catch water, this design works very well for waterproofing the sides of a structure. However it will not be effective on a roof for that same reason – the water must run off, rather than pool.
Why choose Feather Edge Cladding?
The looks of this type of cladding that will last a lifetime. The classic lines lead the eye horizontally across the structure, adding to the visual impact. It can be purchased in many different colors, and can be made from many different materials. However, feather edged cladding is the most popular and versatile. It can be painted or stained very effectively. The only upkeep it needs is a powerwashing once a year, and a fresh paint job or stain application every 2 or 3 years.
Furthermore, this type of cladding is very affordable. It can be purchased in different sized lots, depending on the size of project you are building. It is also available at most home improvement and timber supply stores.
This is also one of the most universally requested types of cladding because of the protection it offers the structure. Any good construction will have a sturdy frame, to which plywood sheets are attached. Then, especially in structures that are intended as shelter for people or animals, the structure will be wrapped in a moisture barrier and insulation. Then, the cladding will be installed. Feather edged cladding can be the attractive, affordable solution you your building needs. See for yourself, at your home improvement store.
Installing exterior wall cladding on your home or business is usually a job for experts. Mistakes in measurements can quickly increase the costs of your project, so unless you are a handyman, putting cladding up could be overwhelming. Take a look at the beginners self building before you move on. With that in mind, here are some things to keep in mind when you’re learning how to install exterior wall cladding.
Choose Your Material
Wall cladding comes in many different forms. Some of the materials are finished upon installation, while others, such as stucco or plaster, are spread on after you complete the cladding job. To select the type of cladding, consider your budget, your skills level, and your property value. Some cladding materials add value to your home, while others, if they are not up to neighborhood standards, may decrease the value of your home.
You can choose from any of the following:
- Cement boards
Taking measurements for your cladding can make the difference between having enough material and not having enough. Measure all four sides of each wall to get a round number, but don’t forget the eaves. Triangular eaves, particularly, can be a challenge to measure. Also, be sure to be clear whether or not you are going to replace soffits and trim.
Sheathing is important to the installation of any cladding. The sheathing is usually plywood or some other type of quality board to which your cladding will be attached. It should be sturdy so that screws and nails will not strip out, causing failure of your cladding.
House wrap creates a vapor barrier, for starters, and also serve to help keep out bugs. It is also an insulation that helps to make your home more energy efficient. Quite often, people doing their own cladding jobs will skip this step because of time and money. But, if you will take the time, the money will come back to you in just a few years with savings in energy bills. Usually, the house wrap goes on first, then the insulation is fastened on top.
Start the Cladding
When you are ready to start the cladding process, begin at the bottom. This is your “starter row”, and serves to keep your lines straight. Go the entire length of the wall with your starter row, being very careful to keep it level.
Most strip cladding will need to be overlapped. In some cases, the upper row of shiplap cladding will hook into the lower row, others simply lie over the top 1/3rd of the lower row. If you don’t do this, water will seep in behind the cladding and rot it from behind, causing structural damage to your house, as well.
Finish the Walls
It can be very tempting to skip the finishing touches. However, without the finishes of corner pieces and J channels, the cladding is subject to moisture and bug infestation. Finish out the walls, then install trim.
Summer is on its way, and it’s time to get your lawn ready for the change of seasons. The soil needs to be prepared to encourage quick, healthy growth, weed seeds have already germinated, and who knows what kinds of bugs are whetting their appetites for the tender shoots of your grass blades And newly formed roots. When it comes to treating your lawn for summer, you can do the work yourself or hire a lawn treatment service. Either way, here are some of the preparations that can get your lawn off to a great start.
There are undoubtedly sections of your lawn that need reseeding. These areas may be bare because of any number of reasons. Grub worms eat the roots of grass, leaving spots of dead grass scattered throughout the area. Once the roots are gone, the grass dies and is worn off. Other areas are sparse because they do not get enough sunlight during the summer. Heavy traffic areas will need reseeding, too. This is especially true of pet owners whose pets wear trails in the turf. Each of these areas will need reseeding and, in most cases, amendments made to the soil. It’s a good idea to check with a lawn treatment service to see which seeds you need for each of these spaces. Some fescues, for example, are very tolerant of shade, and will fill in nicely under trees and in areas in the shade of your house. There are even ornamental grasses that can turn barren traffic areas into lush green spaces.
Ok, what about that section of your lawn that simply will not thrive? It is entirely possible that that the soil in that particular spot is damaged or sub-par in some way. In our case, a barren spot in our lawn was due to clay that had been dredged up when the neighborhood pond was built. Our house was built afterward, and topsoil spread over the clay. The solution was a soil amendment made of ground and powdered oyster shells. It is spread over the soil and watered in. The powder works down into the clay, increasing the quality of the soil and keeping it from packing down.
By all means, fertilize your lawn for summer. Add a “green maker” rather than root stimulator, because the roots have had all winter to grow. As the fertilizer starts to work, the grass wil spread, covering the ground more quickly with richly colored grass. As you go into the heat of summer, there are fertilizers you can use to help the lawn grasses deal with heat without becoming stressed, but for now, a green maker will feed that lavish underground root system for a great start to the summer.
Preparing your lawn for summer is one of the first outdoor activities for the year. That first glimpse of a green summer carpet makes it all worthwhile.