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The Lizard, Cornwall, September 2013.

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We spent just three days down on the Lizard last week. What a beautiful part of Cornwall it is with its coves, harbours, sandy beaches and lighthouse marking the most southerly point of the British Isles.
Here are just a few pictures to share with you.

Mullion Cove in the sunshine ( which didn’t last for much longer!)

This is Kynance Cove which is owned by the National Trust.

The lighthouse and Youth Hostel on the Lizard have the most spectacular views over the sea.

The new lifeboat station on the Lizard is very modern looking and very impressive as it is built at the bottom of a steep slope. The lifeboatmen descend in a purpose built lift but we lucky visitors have 158 steps to go down and then back up again!! What a masterpiece awaited us though at the bottom!

It is hard to find the words to describe the commitment and bravery of lifeboatmen and women everywhere. The next picture is only from a poster which was on display, but if you happen to be down on the Lizard at 6-30pm each Tuesday, you will see the lifeboat in action! It is practice day!

Thanks to all of them and thanks to you too for looking at my blog.
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A beautiful part of the country indeed Wildrose, the new Lifeboat station is a vital addition for that wild coastline,
Thank you for sharing :o)

15 Sep, 2013

 

These places are so familiar to me,Chris.....my father lived for many years in Mullion.......Brings back many memories......thanks for PM..........Juliax

15 Sep, 2013

 

It is indeed a beautiful place, been to this part of Cornwall many times, so rugged, yet so peaceful. sorry the sunshine didn;t last long Chris.

16 Sep, 2013

 

I love Cornwall, so craggy and so beautiful. Lovely pictures and I agree with you about the bravery of the lifeboat and crewmen and women. They are fantastic and do a very brave and unenviable job. Thank goodness for such brave people. Loved the blog and pictures.

16 Sep, 2013

 

Its a beautiful wild area with unforgiving seas and brave mariners

16 Sep, 2013

 

What a wonderful wild and rugged coastline , beautiful pictures Chris and I agree many thanks to the lifeboat teams many of them who are volunteers, thanks for showing and reminding us of their bravery;0)

16 Sep, 2013

 

A beautiful place. I have a vague memory of going there when I was very small, but don't remember much about it.
I'm with you all the way Oliveoil. Where would we be without such brave, committed men and women?

16 Sep, 2013

 

Lovely blog and photo's Chris..and I remember the area well too..just a spectacular area..my cousin lives in Mullion..The new lifeboat station is wonderful and so very necessary, to continue their essential work..just a shame it still has to be funded by donations..I love your photo of it going down the slipway..:o)

16 Sep, 2013

 

Thank you for commenting and I am glad that it has brought back some happy memories for some of you. I agree that eventhough it is a rugged and wild part of the country, there is tremendous peace there also.

16 Sep, 2013

 

What a spectacular place. In an ideal world, I'd love to live down there. Thank you for sharing.
Lifeboat station is a wonderful piece of design. A great job done by them all over the country.

16 Sep, 2013

 

I think the Lizard is the most picturesque part of Cornwall, and the serpentine rock is beautiful.
Thanks for showing these photos, and I'm pleased you had a nice few days there :)

16 Sep, 2013

 

What a beautiful place (I can see the attraction of the YH!)
Glad you had a good break.

16 Sep, 2013

 

What a beautiful place, naturally I've never been there lol. How wonderful too that there are still people willing to put their lives at risk to save others:-))

17 Sep, 2013

 

Those are truly lovely photos, Chris. It looks quite desolate there though, and that picture with the conservatory in front of it, isn't the youth hostel , is it ! When you told me, I had visions of a run down old building just housing bedrooms ! I would never have made it up and down those steps ! You are obviously much fitter than me !
I don't think people really appreciate the hard work, the rescue people do. You have shown this so well in your photos!

17 Sep, 2013

 

I love this part of Cornwall, so unspoiled and rugged.
And where would be without the commitment and dedication of the lifeboat men and women, thanks for your tribute blog.

17 Sep, 2013

 

I took close-up photos of the serpentine rock and others of the very prety pink sea weed on the beaches but GoY wouldn't print them and no explanation was given - I was quite pleased with them too! I might try just to add them as single photos instead.

The Youth Hostel used to be a hotel a long time ago and was purchased by the N.T. and then leased out to the Youth Hostel Association so I too was pleasantly surprisesd when I saw it!!! Mind you the bed wasn't very comfy!

Thanks for the lovely comments.
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17 Sep, 2013

 

Shame about the photos. I would have liked to see them.
Maybe they need to be resized.

17 Sep, 2013

 

So lovely to see that Lifeboat station Rosie, how amazing, tucked away there, we love the lifeboats and try to support them as much as we can, we give donations to Eastbourne as that is where my Nan lived. I love pic. no 7, it is beautiful.

18 Sep, 2013

 

Lovely pictures WR.
The sea was certainly lovely and blue at. Mullion Cove.I suspect the sunshine helped.Shame it didn't last much longer.
It certainly looks a great coastline ,as I expected, but I've never got that far down into Cornwall....must do one day!

20 Sep, 2013

 

Just found this Wildrose, as we were in Cornwall at the same time. Lovely pics - thanks for sharing. We support the Lifeboats too . . in fact our son who lives in Falmouth does the One Mile Open water swim across the Fal each year to raise funds for them.

Btw, Kynance Cove is one of my favourite places on the planet!!

21 Sep, 2013

 

Oh Sheila, isn't it beautiful? I loved it there -so different from any where else.

21 Sep, 2013

 

Yes, and unspoilt too :)

22 Sep, 2013

 

I love all of Cornwall, tho my favourite places are the Camel Estuary, Polzeath, and Rock, where John Betjamin is buried.

24 Sep, 2013

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