Penzance Interlude

Having enjoyed a couple of days at Lizard Point and Falmouth in November last year, we were looking forward to another visit to Cornwall, this time to Penzance and Falmouth.

The connection, of course, is Falmouth. My daughter, Hannah, had an interview for the Contemporary Crafts BA (Hons) Degree course at Falmouth University. There is quite a bit of competition for places on this course and so, last night, when she found out she was accepted, she and we were very pleased, even though it isn’t her first choice – that interview is still to come! Hannah’s blogs can be seen at hduncancreations¬†and hduncanphotography.

We did not have time for a proper visit to St Ives but enjoyed a walk around Penzance and Falmouth in the sunshine. We stayed in a Youth Hostel again and it was another excellent place. We are now members of the YHA and I look forward to more visits to other youth hostels.

More photos are on Flickr and also available for purchase at PhotoBox.

Penzance Sunrise

Penzance Sunrise

Penzance Railings

Penzance Steps

Penzance Youth Hostel

Hannah in Penzance Youth Hostel

Penzance Youth Hostel

Penzance Youth Hostel

Looking at the Lizard – Lizard Point

Travelling down to Falmouth last Friday was difficult and disappointing Рthere was mist all the way and so, as we crossed Bodmin Moor, we could see nothing of it. We were  visiting Falmouth University with my daughter who thought the place was great.

Falmouth, despite the weather, was clearly a very attractive town. We had a walk about after our tour of the Tremough Campus and then enjoyed fish and chips for tea.

Staying overnight at Lizard Point Youth Hostel was fun! “It was a dark and stormy night” as we approached The Lizard along roads that became increasingly narrow and dark. It was only the light from the lighthouse (and the foghorn) that finally guided us to our destination. We kept our fingers crossed that the weather would improve by morning and in the meantime I enjoyed recording the foghorn.

If you don’t see the sound clips below because you’re viewing this in an email, then click the title to go to the blog or the individual links to listen to the Lizard Point set on SoundCloud.

Saturday morning did reveal much better weather which improved through the day. I had never been to this part of Britain before and enjoyed it immensely! I have included a few images below but there are 31 in all on Flickr all of which are available to purchase through the StillWalks PhotoBox site.

Lizard Lighthouse-1

Lizard Lighthouse-1

Lizard Point Youth Hostel

Lizard Point Youth Hostel

A View from Lizard Point

A View from Lizard Point

Taking a Bow at Lizard Point

Taking a Bow at Lizard Point

I might put a few more up in the next day or two ūüôā