Mousehole, Land's End, Sennon Cove

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Took Charlie Helios in for a service first thing so she would be fit for her trip to Europe. Late breakfast this morning, lots of new people in the dining room this morning so chatted for a while after breakfast. Our first stop this morning was a fishing village called Mousehole pronounced Mouseall.It's history goes back to a long way and is known for the attempted invasion by Spain.This occured in 1595. This invasion is still remembered locally as the Mousehole raid. Also on 19th December 1981 the Penlee Lifeboat  Solomon Browne manned by eight men,put to sea in a dreadful storm to assist the coaster Union Star which was adrift. The rescue was not succesful and eight men perished. They are still remembered by the dimming of the famous Christmas Lights for an hour on every anniversary tragedy. A very interesting place to be.
Next stop Land's End the most westerly point in the UK. It has become very touristy so we decided to take a quick peep, take a photo and get out of there. As well the weather was still cold and bleak so the car was more tempting. Instead we drove to a village further down the track called Sennon Cove. Graham and Carol holidayed there 27 years ago and were very interested to have another peak. Once again we expected them to be our knowledgable tourist guides but once again they were bloody useless and could not remember where they stayed or where they did what. Next time we will get younger guides and not go for these recycled teenangers.
Drove to Penzance in order to buy some cornish pasties for lunch. We do not go for any pastie, it has to be baked on the premises and kept hot as well. Pouring with rain of course but we found the right place once again. We will miss our pasties as we are leaving Cornwall tomorrow and we will once again part company with Graham and Carol. We had a ball and will always look back very fondly to these last four days. We had a ball and will miss your company. See you in September.
Slowly making our way to Dover over the next four days.
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goonermarch on

Thanks Willie and Richard for a fab four days. Carol and I hope the next stage of your trip is as memorable as the first part with Charlie Helios seems to have been and we both look forward to seeing you again on 21st September. Also thank you both for being so naughty in Mousehole.

ingrid on

You should bring Graham & Carol back with you!!! We can show them floods cyclones and a bloody good Aussie PIE!!! xo

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