Magic at the Minack

All eyes turned to the sea where, just to the left of the actor’s head, a basking shark was swimming, quite leisurely, past.  Welcome to the Minack Theatre in the…
Pears and heirs

Pears and heirs

There is a gothic beauty to Gregg’s Pit orchard in early April. Filigree branches, pregnant with buds, are etched against a bruised sky. Perry pear trees tower over their cider…
A Dark and Stormy Night

A Dark and Stormy Night

Nightfall on the last day of January 1938. A heavy Atlantic swell rolls in from the northwest. The steamship Alba, carrying coal to Mussolini’s factories in Italy and a crew…