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COVID 19 update

COVID 19 update

Please see below the latest statement from Visit Cornwall. For all those guests due to visit us in the next couple of months at least please reconsider and delay until later in the year when hopefully some sort of normality has returned. https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/council-news-room/media-releases/news-from-2020/news-from-march-2020/statement-from-visit-cornwall-cornwall-coun ...[Read More]

COVID 19

COVID 19

Keigwin House Corona Virus (COVID 19) statement. At Keigwin House we are like everyone else following Government and WHO guidelines closely and at the moment remain open. Please be assured we are doing the utmost to reduce the risk to ourselves and any potential guests with extra frequent cleaning of ‘touch points’ like lights switches, door handles and bannisters etc. We have hand san ...[Read More]

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]

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]

A spring visit to Godolphin.

Much earlier in the season and before the big snow hit, we managed a trip over to Godolphin house and gardens with the grandkids. We’ve never been there before, its so true that you don’t do the things right on your doorstep, what beautiful places we are missing. The snowdrops were in full flower when we went and were looking beautiful, we were blessed with blue skies, it was still a l ...[Read More]

One Night in Bangkok.

One Night in Bangkok.

                Last winter we managed to do what we had been threatening to do for a few years, that is take off for six weeks holiday. We had Christmas at home with the grandkids, then between Christmas and New Year we took the train  to Paddington and onto Heathrow for our flight to Bangkok. We left Becky in charge of bookings and emails and Ruth and her ...[Read More]

The Beast from the East bought snow to Penzance

The Beast from the East bought snow to Penzance

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 peopl ...[Read More]