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All about our life in Penzance, the Scilly Isles and the funny things that happen when you run a guesthouse!

Weekend of sunshine, pilot gigs and vintage cars.

Weekend of sunshine, pilot gigs and vintage cars.

Saturday this weekend saw the annual Mounts Bay Pilot Gig Regatta. My sister was over with several other rowers from Scilly and they bought the Emma Louise gig from St Marys with them, so we took the opportunity to go to Marazion and support them all.  Scilly Ladies A crew.           Scilly Ladies B Crew waiting to swap for their race.    Panoramic view Penzance to Marazion. All the Scilly crews d ...[Read More]

Ross Bridge

Ross Bridge

The same day that all the excitment of HMS Queen Elizabeth visiting Mounts Bay the Ross Bridge was opened to let the St Piran the sea fisheries boat out.   The Ross Bridge open.       St Piran being towed into the wet dock. We have lived in Penzance for over 12 years and until this day I had never actually seen the Ross Bridge open! That is not to say it isn’t open very often, I have just ne ...[Read More]

HMS Queen Elizabeth visits Mounts Bay.

HMS Queen Elizabeth visits Mounts Bay.

  Firstly apologies for the photos, taken on my phone and really don’t do HMS QE justice. Probably one of the most photographed sights in Mounts Bay this year, after the snow! HMS Queen Elizabeth the new aircraft carrier arrived in Mounts Bay last week, and stayed for a few days as part of her on going sea trials. The helicopters from Culdrose were practicing landings and take offs from ...[Read More]

Sunday Cycle

Sunday Cycle

A couple of weekends ago it was overcast in Mounts Bay and not the best beach weather so we packed up a picnic and hit the road with the pushbikes. From Keigwin we headed out of town through Heamoor on through Madron onto the Penwith Moors. Its a steady climb up to the moors and it was definitely a case of the hare and the tortoise or in my case the snail!! Slow and steady and I made it to the top ...[Read More]