|Mon, May 16,2011|
We were meant to give the car back on the Sunday Morning but having been told that the office is shut on Sundays and to just pop the keys through the letter box we took advantage and went for another drive this time heading for Cape Cornwall althoguh we took the long route and went through some great country lanes and found a very cool looking stream and the brilliantly named Grumbla a small hamlet with a couple of farms and a few houses. We also found Jo a nice herd of Pedigree Holstein cows before as we went through St Just I spotted the signpost for Cape Cornwall and we made our way to Britains only cape.
The Cape itself is spectacular and you arrive at it down a real humdinger of a road that leads into a car park that you need a good handbrake to park in. We could see a great big stone mansion on top of the hill and walked down towards the Cape when we saw a samll and discreet sign telling us who owns Cape Cornwall I would have guessed the National Trust but instead found out it is the Heinz 57 Varieties Cape Cornwall! Since when did they own national teasures like this and manage not to plaster there logo anywhere!
It is a vertiginous walk up to the lookout point with glorious views it was windy but not too bad and I'm very glad the guys in the Friday Night club mentioned it as being better than lands end they weren't wrong.
We then continued round the country lanes and through Sancreed and Drift and back over through Mousehole
once more, we couldn't resist another look as we slowly got back to Penzance and dumed the car. We then walked through the quiet town looking for a good pub for Lunch the first one was good for a drink of Betty Stoggs for me and a Press Gang for Jo but not for Lunch so we walked down Morab Road and passed where the rugby players were being interviewed by the local tv ahead of the big match to the promenade to find some good sandwiches for lunch. After Lunch we spent a a good while on the prom watching the sea crash in and splash us and anyone else down there as a storm whipped up and it was no surprise when we found out the boats that go out on sightseeing trips were not going in the current weather so we walked on instead and ended up looking round the very cool Penlee Memorial Park and inevitably back in the Dolphin Inn supping on more Beer. In the evening we went back to the Navy Inn and had the best meal fo the trip! Damn they are worth all the rosettes on the wall the food was great we were both well stuffed by the end of the evening and in need of a good walk or is that stagger back to the hotel. We beat the arrival of a hell of a Thunder Storm back to the hotel by about 10 minutes, it kept us watching it light up the sky out of the window as the rain lashed down for a good while. On the Monday we spent the time we had left walking round Penzance again and going into the Sub tropical Morrab Gardens that have some very coolsculptures among all the exotic Flora that grows in the cornish climate and waqy back when would have been the first place you could plant anything exotic coming off the ships. We also found some good fuge and cornish pasties for the journey home and just before we went to catch the train one last cornish Rattler over lunch in a cafe that overlooks Penzance Harbour. I spent the journey home with my head firmly stuck reading over 160 pages of a book!! I look forward to our next trip down to see Lisa and Martyn and the twins....