Friday, 14 December 2012

Photos from my Boscastle writing retreat 2012










All these shots were taken with my iPhone, by the way, and are untouched. An incredibly versatile gadget. It couldn't get a signal in Boscastle on the 3 network, but it could certainly take some great photos.

I was holed up alone in a cottage in Boscastle for 10 days, and managed to write 45,000 words during that time, despite a seasonal visit from my father over the first weekend, and several bouts of extreme laziness that required hours on the sofa watching Buffy and Cadfael on DVD.

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  1. Great photos, how did the ancients manage without i-phone and 3g? I know I couldn't. Love to hear about your writing retreats and this one seems to have been productive and successful; no haunting;all saved on data stick. Well done Victoria.

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  2. Great photos, how did the ancients manage without i-phone and 3g? I know I couldn't. Love to hear about your writing retreats and this one seems to have been productive and successful; no haunting;all saved on data stick. Well done Victoria.

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  3. Thanks, Michelle! Yes, everything was saved on a data stick, hoorah!

    But my secret weapon was the National Trust shop and cafe at the Boscastle Visitors' Centre, which happens to offer free wi-fi! So I popped down there every 2 or 3 days and carefully saved all my work to Dropbox. I would have gone more often, but it's at the bottom of a VERY STEEP hill, and while going down was okay, trudging back up was a bit extreme, especially in the raw and wet weather I enjoyed.

    I can thoroughly recommend Boscastle for any visitors. I used to live there, so of course I know it well, but it really is a very picturesque and friendly village, with great tourist shops and art galleries, plus of course wonderful harbour and cliff walks.

    Vx

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