“I am the very model of a modern major general…”

Boats in Penzance harbour
Boats in Penzance harbour

Here are a few more photos from my adventures in Cornwall, specifically in Penzance. It’s a bustling little town on the edge of England perched above the Atlantic. St. Michael’s Mount dominates the harbour, and the town itself is terraced into the hillsides above the harbour. I was pleased to note that the Penzance rugby team are called the Pirates. As a coastal town, Penzance has a long history with smuggling and other pirate-y behaviour. The musical has not helped that reputation.

Sand dunes over on the Marazion side of the harbour, across from Penzance
Sand dunes over on the Marazion side of the harbour, across from Penzance

I stayed in a guest house on Alexandria St., an elegant road with rows of Victorian houses. If you find yourself in Penzance, check out the Rosalie Guest House – it was a lovely place to stay, and the breakfast was excellent (disclosure: not a paid endorsement – I just like English breakfasts).

Marazion Town Hall
Marazion Town Hall

The countryside around Penzance is pastoral and lovely, and I had a harrowing ride through it on a double-decker bus on roads barely passable by a car, much less a giant bus. But I enjoyed it thoroughly.

Typical street situation, this one in Marazion
Typical street situation, this one in Marazion

Title quote: Gilbert and Sullivan, from Pirates of Penzance. Sorry – couldn’t resist.

Lovely homes on Alexandria St.
Lovely homes on Alexandria St.
Lovely Cornish countryside
Lovely Cornish countryside
View out the front of the bus
View out the front of the bus
Pair of horses we nearly ran over in the bus
Pair of horses we nearly ran over in the bus
Road sign out in the countryside
Road sign out in the countryside
Home of the Penzance Pirates rugby team
Home of the Penzance Pirates rugby team
View of Penzance Harbour and town
View of Penzance Harbour and town
View out across the harbour from Penzance
View out across the harbour from Penzance

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