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