25th October 2012
It was nice waking up to a sunny morning once again, and seeing it was to be my daughters last full day down here we let her choose what we done today. So she chose that we should go down to the Lizard Peninsula. The first stop would be the viewing area at R.N.A.S. Culdrose, unlike our last visit there was plenty going on.
|Flying With The Birds
|The Ace Of Clubs
|An RAF Merlin Making Its Final Approach
|A Bit Of Hovering Practise Taking Place
|A Search And Rescue Sea King In Front Of The Control Tower
|The Merlin Has Landed
Our next stop would be St Winwaloe church at Gunwalloe, sometimes it's know as the Church on the Beach. This beautiful little church is most unusual as it's set behind a small headland and it has a detached bell tower that set into the solid rock of the headland. The church is located just to the south of Winnianton, and to the west of Towans, an area of sandy plains.The present church has been on this site since the 13th century. However it has been a place of worship as far back as the 5th century.
|Welcome To St Winwaloe
|Sign Above The Door
|The Detached Tower
|Carved Beams In The Porch
|A Remembrance Tree
|A Message To My Wonderful, Gorgeous Late Wife
|A Lovely Splash Of Colour A Wonderful Fragrance
|Let The Light Shine
Just inside the far gate that leads out on to the beach, there's a concrete statue that little is known about it, I also thought it was of St Winwaloe but others think it's just a memorial. Nowadays its looking a bit weatherworn, another interest thing about the statue it has three fish at his feet, was the statue once holding the fish, whos knows ?.
|The Mysterious Statue
|A Close Up Of The Statues Head
|The Fish At The Statues Feet
Also in the churchyard as some victims of the second world war. The first is to a Luftwaffe pilot who was killed in action near here on 20th October 1941.In body was later removed to a cemetery in Cannock Chase in Staffordshire, the times I've visited there's alway been flowers or poppies placed on his grave. It's nice to see that one time to the locals he was once an enemy and now he's a friend.
|The Grave To The Luftwaffe Pilot
Another grave to look out for is to Ronald Munting, his headstone read. He was sent down here has a refugee from London for his safe keeping, but little did anyone know that he would not be going back to London and his parents.
Died 26th July 1944 Aged 12 years
Evacuated From Hornsey N19
Came to Cornwall Was Killed With His
Friend Harry Dale by unmarked Mine
At Gunwalloe Fishing Village his Parents
Were Killed In The London Blitz
|The Grave Of Ronald Munting
The other is the grave of Ronald Munting, he is Harry Dale and his grave reads.
In Fondest Memory of
Beloved Son Of
Henry Cyril And Caroline Dale
Accidentally Killed By A Landmine
July 23rd July 1944
|Harry Dale's Grave
Another grave of interest is the churchyard is made of slate and it has the names of the crew of the Norwegian vessel D/S Heidrun, the headstone reads,
In Memory Of
The Crew Of The
D/S "Heidrun" Of Oslo
Lost At Sea
G Olsen, J Olsen, P Rasmussen
R J Knudsen A M Andersen
P Mortensen, M Santa, D Rickard
H Weather, A Alberti, E M Love
H Berg, T Sina, J Syrgraven
A Brenna, C Carlsen
|The Grave Of The Crew Of D/S "Heidrun", Bit Unfortunate For Someone Called Santa To Die At Christmas Time
|Granite WallSteps, There's A Few Like This Down Her
We Then made our way to Kynance Cove, this is only my second time here and I must say the scenery of the coastline is stunning. The BBC (British Broadcast Company) once described Kynance as " one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the southwest".
Kynance Cove (Cornish, Porth Kenyans, meaning Ravine Cove). It's situated approximately 2 miles north of the Lizard Point. Kynance and the area around here owned by the National Trust, the cove became popular in the early victorian era, with many distinguished visitors including, Alfred Lord Tennyson. Another thing that's famous around here is its rock formation, It's known as Serpentine.
The rock of green and red Serpentine has been polished by the sea for thousands of years and is distinctive to Kynance and the Lizard Peninsula. One of my memories of this visit was when my leg gave way and I finished up in a small gorse bush, Oouuch
|A Nice Information Board
|Looking South Towards The Lizard
|I love The Ripple effect On The Sea
|Panoramic View Of Kynance
|Lovely Clear Sea
|I've Caught The Attention Of One Of The Locals
After a quick drink in the Top House in Lizard we then got our usual pasties and went into a little car park overlooking the sea to eat them, thou the sun was shining it looked bleak and rough out at sea.
|The Danish Registered Cargo Ship Amanda Make Her Way Through Heavy Seas
Our Next stop would be the most southerly church on mainland Britain, and that is St Wynwallow Church at Landewednack. The church is situated approximately ten miles south of Helston. The church is dedicated to St Winwaloe, (same as the church we visited earlier in the day), the church is Church Of England. The church was founded about 600 AD and the oldest part of the current building is the 12th century doorway. The church was restored in the 13th century when the porch was added and in the 15th century with a new window in the tower. The church is now a grade I listed building, it is said that the last Cornish language sermon preached here was in 1674, two other churches state the same date.
|St. Wynwallow Church
|The Altar At The East End Of The Church
|The Simple But Beautiful Interior
|One Of The Stained Glass Windows
|A Close Up Of The Words On The Above Window
|Beautifully Lit By The Natural Light
|Another Piece Of Glass
|The SouthSide Of The Church On The Left
|A Commonwealth Grave Of R.F.Hampshire
His Grave Reads
16th February 1942
|A Commonwealth Grave To An Unknown Sailor
The Grave Reads
Second world War
|A Commonwealth Grave To Two Sailors
Second World War
Buried 29th November 1940
|The Grave Of Norman Walter Ross Wood
After the church we took the short walk down to the Hamlet of Church Cove, there's not much down apart for a few holiday cottages,homes and a slipway.
|Lovely Thatched Cottages
|Boats On The Slipway
|Looking Up At The Old Thatched Cottage
|Someone's Brightful Cottage Or Is It A Holiday Cottage ?
|The Dogwood With Its Autumn Colour
|A Nice Piece Of Ironwork On The Side Of A House
|Beware Of The Ducks
|The Satellite Dishes at Goonhilly
|A Panoramic View of Goonhilly
|Welcome to Roskillys
|One Of The Jersey Cows That Provide The Milk For The Delishous Ice Creams
|A Map Of Roskillys Farm