We were a little weary today, a mixture of travel and a strange bed I think; so we’ve just been around Newlyn today in the sunshine or dodging the showers.
Newlyn is still a working port
with a fishing fleet and a big fish wholesale market. In the picture you can also see the Penlee Lifeboat on its mooring ready for action.
The town is a mixture of big residential houses and rows of old fishermen’s cottages with pretty little alleyways between them.
From the cottage we look out across Mounts Bay and can see St Michael’s Mount in the distance
looking slightly to the left we see the town of Penzance
where Mrs Sixwheeler went to school. When we were out in the car we drove up to where her school had been and it’s still there and still a school. Incidentally as she lived on the Isles of Scilly she had to cross to the mainland to her boarding school which she did in a biplane, those were the days!
Later on we saw the Pendeen Watch pilot’s gig out training with a ladies crew coming back into harbour
hotly pursued by the Penlee Lifeboat returning from an exercise.