Saturday, 22 December 2012

Cornwall in SEPTEMBER (we must be crazy) continued.

A lazy Sunday sampling the hostelries of Newquay meant that now, Monday, we would do some more motorbiking. Of we six, we band of brothers, we happy few, two would be leaving the gang today. Mr GW was needed urgently back at work. Mr BG's bike needed hospitalisation so he would be leaving the happy band too. Double whammy.

Can't read this stuff? Then just click on the pic or ANY pic!!! Same with the maps!

GW and BG set off northeast. TE, AM, MF & JM set off southwest. Land's End was the first goal.

View Newquay - Land's End in a larger map

The weather stayed fine - mostly - and we were rewarded by fine views at Land's End. This is Longships Lighthouse.

Next goal was Newlyn via Porthcurno.

View Land's End - Newlyn in a larger map

Porthcurno is famous for the Atlantic Cable Station.  CLICK HERE for the link.

Porthcuro is also famous for the Minack Theatre.  CLICK HERE for the link.

The beach at Porthcurno.

Next stop: Newlyn.

Did you know that Newlyn is where the International Mean Sea Level Datum is marked?

Remember: Click on any photo to enlarge!!

Anyway, it was time to find some f 'n' c.

We walked around for a while.

Yeah ...... What's not to like? Soon we found our fish & chips. So everything was perfect. Time to head for Falmouth our next port of call en route back to Newquay.

View Newlyn - Newquay in a larger map

We called in to have a look at St Michael's Mount on the way.

Falmouth was interesting too. A huge natural harbour and home of the National Maritime Museum. Sorry for the lack of photos, but  here is the link.  CLICK

It would very soon be dark. It was time to set course for Newquay, our B&B and The Dolphin Inn CLICK HERE  for dinner......

....... and perhaps a beer back at base. We had had a pretty good day.

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