The Beast from the East bought snow to Penzance

The Beast from the East bought snow to Penzance

Keigwin Front Garden pretty with snow.

An unusually cold February brought the ‘Beast from the East’ and turned Penzance and West Cornwall into a winter wonderland for two days. Unlike previous snowfalls this snow fell thick and fast and it was lovely dry snow, not the normal wet slushy stuff we experience in Cornwall. Every school in Cornwall was shut and many places of work were shut too, as roads were impassable and people were advised not to travel.

The Fountain in Morrab Gardens.

Not the normal scenes you expect to find in Penzance.

Tree Ferns  and Palms in the snow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stuart and I made the most of the snow, wrapped up warm and took several walks a day. Everyone you saw had huge smiles on their faces, I actually think the ‘big’ kids enjoyed it more than the small ones!!

 

 

Penlee House.

Spashes of red on a snow ladened Camelia.

Snow and waves.

Snow on the Promenade.

Looking towards the Mount.

 

And on the Prom!! Snow and waves, an unsual combination.

On towards Newlyn and the statue in memory of fishermen lost at sea was standing proud in the snow.

Tom Leapers Statue of a fisherman.

On our way back from Newlyn we looked in at the Cornish Pirates home ground, the Mennaye, not seen it looking like this before and not likely to again for many years, we hope.