From the blog…

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

Sailing Trip in Mounts Bay.

Sailing Trip in Mounts Bay.

At the end of March I was lucky enough to be invited out with Marine Discovery on their sailing catamaran, Shearwater 2, to go looking for wildlife in Mounts Bay. Seven of us members of the Penzance & District Tourism Association took up the offer to be ‘guinea pigs’ so Hannah and Duncan could run through their routine with us before their season really gets going. We were blessed ...[Read More]

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]