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The All-Weather Mevagissey
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The All-Weather Mevagissey 

‘Welcome to Mevagissey’. The words greet passersby in an exquisite way on the road leading to the Cornish village and fishing port. Signs are attached to a crocheted-covered bike. With woollen hearts, flowers and pom-poms,...
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Istria’s Little Star 

We applauded our choice of destination as the airport transport from Pula dropped Mr Word Loft and me off at the Belvedere Resort, Vrsar. Cerulean sea, small islands, a busy harbour and glorious sunshine. The...
Fun on the Fjord
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Fun on the Fjord 

We were destined to journey over the waves. Boats are a large part of life in Croatia’s, Vrsar. Views across the harbour and its nautical traffic were a constant talking point – marina taxis, yachts,...
Popular Poreč
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Popular Poreč 

I had heard so many flattering opinions about Istria’s first Roman settlement over the years, so Mr Word Loft and I, with two companions, took a taxi to Poreč from our hotel in Vrsar. We...
Hilltop Towns, Istria, Croatia
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Hilltop Towns 

Elvis was the tour guide on our first Istrian excursion; we waved goodbye to our holiday resort for the day. Could it be his real name? It was unusual for a young Croat, but Mr...
Knightshayes
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An Amazing Discovery 

Images of knights of old were conjured up by the property’s name in the National Trust’s handbook. Mr Word Loft and I hadn’t been to Knightshayes in Devon before but realised, after reading about it,...