The Draw of the Sea

Wyl Menmuir is a Cornish based author whose 2016 debut novel, The Many, was longlisted for the Man-Booker Award. This July he releases his first full-length non-fiction book, The Draw of the Sea, and has written our guest blog about what the sea means to him and those he met while researching the book.

 

Our Seafood Coast

Here in Cornwall we are virtually surrounded by sea, full of wonderful fish, so there’s no excuse not to enjoy the fruits of the sea at some of our great restaurants.

Dream A Little Dream

Happy New Year!

It’s that time of year when, after those heady 12 days of Christmas, the fun grinds to a sudden halt. It’s back to those 7am starts, trudging to and from work/school in the semi-light. Someone will ask: “What’s the weather like outside?” and there will only ever be one answer: “Grey.”

Cornwall for All

Getting out and about in Cornwall can require a certain level of capability if you want to explore away from the main destinations. For one thing, very little of Cornwall is flat! However, that doesn’t mean people with reduced mobility or disabilities should be put off.

Cornish sunrises and sunsets

It’s a savvy holidaymaker who visits Cornwall in autumn. The family's return to the school routine, the beaches are quiet and with space in the car park...

Rockpools… Cornwall’s other world

Battered by waves, exposed to the sun, rockpools are tough environments to live in. And yet each one is home to a multitude of wonderful creatures. Twice a day, as the tide recedes, we get a chance to explore them, to spot the fish, shellfish, seaweeds and other lifeforms that live in between the tides.

Here are some of the more unusual inhabitants…

Your Cornish sanctuary by the sea

A tale of two coasts. That’s how Charles Dickens might describe Cornwall. To the north, the mighty Atlantic: mad, bad and dangerous to know, but somehow thrilling and impossible to ignore. To the south, its more courteous cousin: the English Channel (or just “The Channel” here), less hot-headed and more genteel of manner, albeit with hidden depths. Think Ross Poldark contrasted with Nigel Havers.