Wednesday 21 November 2012

17th October 2012
Day 5

To day I'll would be spending a few hours walking around the Cornish town of Penzance, as soon as I got to Penzance I had to have the usual to get me started......yes that's right, a pot of Earl Grey and toast. After my refreshment I walked along the front of the harbour area and was heading for the promenade

The Mount, Seen Between The Entrance To The Harbour, I Think The Railings Go Well In This Photo

The Scillonian III Being Framed By A Support On The Swing Bridge

Whilst walking past the dry dock I notice the cargo carrier, The Gry Maritha was in and having some welding work done on her, she is the lifeline to the people of the Scilly Isles. The Gry Maritha takes over from the Scillonian III in the winter month by doing a small passenger service and taking much needed stores and fuel supplies to the people of the Scilly Isles. The Gry Maritha was built by Moen Slip, Norway in 1981, she was purchased in 1989 by The Scilly Steamship Company.

The Gry Maritha

A Spot Of Welding Being Done On The Gry Maritha
A New Boat Being Fitted Out
As you enter the promenade the first thing that meets you is the Jubilee lido, it has been described as one of the most unusual and pleasantly designed lidos of the era.
The Jubilee pool was designed in the early 1930s by Captain F.Latham, the borough engineer.
The pool was opened with great celebration in May 1935, the year of King George V's silver jubilee.

The Now Closed For The Season, The Jubilee Pool

You Can Tell It Was Blowing A Gale By The Ripples On The Pool
Looking East Towards The Pool And The War Memorial

At the side of the pool, you can't help but notice the the impressive War Memorial, it's dedicated to the brave men of Penzance, who gave their lives during the First World War, 1914-1918.

The War Memorial Stands Out Well On The Promenade

The Memorial Seen From The Sea End Of The Pool

Looking Towards The Fishing Port Of Newlyn
Rough Sea
Once I had left the promenade I would head towards the Morrab Gardens, they are situated down a side street, just off from the promenade. During the summer this place is full of colour and scent from the plants. Here you'll find a bandstand, war memorial and water feature. People often use this garden as a short cut from the promenade to the shops, or visa versa. In the summer, The Friends of Morrab Gardens hold a fete with stalls and live music throughout the day. The money they make, then goes towards the upkeep of the gardens.

The Gate Says It All
The Bandstand In The Sub Tropical Garden Of Morrab
Railings Of The Bandstand
Such A Shame Some People Have Nothing Better To Do
Mystery Canon

After the gardens I would make my way through the shops and back to the harbour area of the town, on the way in I noticed the Scillonian III was in and moored on a different part of the harbour than she's normally moored.

The Crest On The Bow Of The Scillonian
Mooring Ropes And Harbour

No Need What This Photo's Of
The Blunt End As Some People Call It

Whilst on the harbour there was a bit of a commotion going on over the other side of the wall.
When I looked over, there was a yacht that had got stuck and got into trouble while leaving the harbour, the bottom of the yacht had got stuck on the bottom of the out going tide. An inshore lifeboat was trying to pull the yacht free, then the Penlee lifeboat made an appearance and waited to see if it could assist. By the time I left Penzance I noticed it had be freed.

Drama On The Sea
Close Up Of The Penlee Lifeboat
Almost Free
A Sign Outside The Railway Station

After Penzance I made my way to the Godolphin in Marazion, where I met my parents for a lunchtime drink, then after the Godolphin I went for a walk around Marazion, before heading back to the caravan
You Can See By The Water That The Wind Still Blowing

Once Marazion Town Hall, Now The Museum

The Clock Of The Museum

The Mount In The Autumn Sun

On The Left, The Marazion Sailing Club And On The Right,The Godolphin

A Kite Surfer Having A Good Time

My Dad's Been Teaching the Campsite Cat A Thing Or Two By The Looks Of It

My Way Around Penzance

All Photos Taken And Owned By DDPearce of Darrins Photography
Map By Google

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