Thursday 30 September 2021


 Took the train yesterday to Penzance. We then walked to Marazion and back. It was a lovely sunny day after the torrential rain of the day before. High tide precluded us from walking across the causeway to St Micheal’s Mount and energy from walking to St Hilary’s church. Next time…

In Penzance was this excellent example of public art as well as this sign in Cornish which caught my imagination. A good day.


  1. Looks like you have cornered the good weather , beautiful down there .

  2. Thanks for the brief lesson in Cornish! I'm still exploring that part of my family heritage. Good photos!

  3. I just want to let out a great big sigh when I see that scenery. I’m a bit sceptical about the whole Cornish sign thing though 😄.

    1. PS that’ll get me stopped, next time I try to cross the Tamar.

  4. I've been to Penzance, too. Some years ago. Also at the wrong time to walk to St Michael's Mount. Still, nice place for a visit.

  5. Koffiji for coffee shop has a curiously Indian look or sound to it! (Raised on "It Ain't Half Hot Mum!") -Ji or -jy seems a common ending in Cornish probably from the word chy, the word for a house or building.
    Penzance and surrounding areas were raided or burnet by raiding parties from the sea by the Spanish aftermath of the Armada in 1595

  6. Looking forward to seeing your Elizabethans in action...