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Oct 9, 2018 - Penzance

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – England chapter Bath and Southwest England has to say about Penzance: “Overlooking the majestic sweep of Mount’s Bay, the old harbour of Penzance has a salty, sea-blown charm that feels altogether more authentic than many of Cornwall’s polished-up ports. Its streets and shopping arcades still feel real and a touch ramshackle, and there’s nowhere better for a windy-day walk than the town’s seafront Victorian promenade. Along the way look out for the elegant sight of Jubilee Pool,...

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May 16, 2018 - Day 3

Wow what a day! Because we ended up having some free time in the morning to were taken to see the Mina k theatre which is an open air theatre created on a cliff face with terraced searing and a stage at the bottom. It is high above the North Sea in Porthcure. It has 700 seats and was created by Rowena Cade and her gardener. She was still adding to the build before she died in her 80’s. the strong wind made the experience even more spectacular. Then onto our cooking demonstration and lunch at the FatHen Wild Cooking School in St. Buryun,...

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Apr 29, 2018 - Cornwall to Wales

Gloious sunshine greeted us this a.m. we left early...before 9a....and drove to Marazion to see Mount St. Michael up close. We had intended to walk out on the causeway but it was aready beneath the splashing waves...by maybe 6 in. The castle atop it was closed to visitors today...Sun. There was little point in making the trek. So we stopped, took pics and left. We then drove around the bay past Penzance and Newlyn to Mousehole. This is a quaint little fishing village with a protected harbor, narrow streets, houses right to the very edge of...

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Apr 28, 2018 - Bath to Penzance

Today Gord had his first English breakfast with eggs, bacon, sausage, and tomato. He enjoyed it. After we walked to the Roman Baths and went back in time 2000 years or so to the time of Sulius Aqua. It is now a museum although it has been replicated, the pool is original as are the caldarium and other areas. Found on the site was a gold mask of the goddess Sula Minerva, 17, ooo coins, jewels thought to have been on rings (the hot water melted the cement), statues, parts of columns, altars, tombstones, the bust of a lady etc. It seems that...

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Jun 4, 2017 - Cornish Sth Coast, Port Issac

Sunday Left Tintagel in rainy cold weather, shorter drive down to Port Issac, to check out the harbour coastal town of Doc Martin series. Only locals can drive down into the town, most of the tourist parking is located on top of the village. The walk down was worth it, lots of beautiful white houses, packed side by side, with heaps of colour and very narrow lanes heading off in all directions. We were blessed again, rain had stopped, and some sunshine, as we walked around the village & checked out the Harbour, Seawall, Pharmacy, Docs...

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2017 But's Adventure

Jul 10, 2015 - Rest Day in Penzance

Ahhh! Rest day. Our first non-cycling day for 20 days. We could sleep in! So, although after 1am before we got to sleep, we were up at 6am. Go figure! Lazed about and then headed to the laundromat for 8am opening. The best £20 we've spent - they'll wash and dry everything for us. Back to our hotel for our included breakfast. Have stayed in so many B&B's the last 3 weeks, we are so over full cooked breakfasts. But today, the special is Eggs Benedict Arnold (is the Arnold just added by our very eccentric host or is that an English thing?)....

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Jun 9, 2015 - Penzance UK

We are back in Paris, but this posting will just talk about the week we spent in the UK, divided between London and Cornwall. I really miss my Fitbit. Did I mention that I lost it on the first day of the cruise. I have not seen any for sale here in Paris yet, but I am on the lookout. A few days before we departed for London on the Eurostar, I printed out our boarding passes and noticed, to my great horror, that I had booked us in reverse. Yikes, panic!!!! I called Eurostar and the wonderful customer service agent was very kind and made...

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Lavender's Travels

Jul 8, 2014 - Farewell to Cornwall

Monday, our last day with Hazel and Richard. (Tuesday we climb back on the train, head for a hotel near Heathrow airport, share a dinner with Gay and Ian, and hop an early plane on Wednesday for Oslo.) Monday was a bit spotty weather wise, but we managed a few hours out and about in Penzance along the harbor and promenade. There is still work going on to recover from the "once in a hundred years" storms and waves of this past April which severely affected the town coastal area. It was a great way to wrap up our stay. The small boats in the...

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Jul 6, 2014 - Update from Penzance

The south of Cornwall is lovely this time of year. The fields are lush, the villages full of flowers, the coastline is attracting surfers and cliff hikers, there is even sunshine in skies of blue on some days when it doesn't rain, and a lot of visitors show up from all over England. And we did what you do here when it is not raining - you get out and about. Thursday morning we went to nearby Marazion, a seaside village with a nearshore island castle called St Michael (yes, the same as the coast of France). Walked down through the narrow...

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Jul 2, 2014 - Penzance, Cornwall, England

BA overnight from Tampa to Gatwick Airport 11/2 hrs late, but got to see US v Belgium Gatwick to Penzance by overland train (arrived 6PM local = 23 hours since we left our driveway) Greeted by long time friends Richard and Hazel, under warm sunny skies- what could be better?!! WE ARE HERE!!!

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Sep 11, 2013 - Cardiff - Cannington - Penzance

post to come - no wifi last night and very poor signal tonight. Hopefully will update tomorrow night. Ok now for a test of my memory and what we have done in the last couple of days. Tuesday morning we spent the morning looking around Cardiff. We were advised by the couple where we are staying to go and look at the harbour. I thin they need to visit Sydney is they want to see a gorgeous harbour - I think we spent about 15 minutes at Cardiff harbour then caught a bus back into the city - a different way than the way we went - another story...

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Borg-Malone Journey

Jun 29, 2013 - Mazey Day

I had decided that I shouldn’t stay in Newlyn without seeing the works of the Newlyn School of Artists (late 19th early 20th century.) There is a Newlyn Art Gallery that started round the turn of the century with a bequest from a generous benefactor. He stipulated that it be for contemporary Art. So initially it showed the work of the Newlyn Artists. But because of the word ‘contemporary', it now shows only current contemporary art. Much to the ire of some locals who maintain the benefactor meant the contemporary art of his time should...

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