Evening walk to Newlyn and Mousehole

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Newlyn

I finished checking in to the hostel, and I couldn't wait to get out and start exploring. I pretty much stuck to the tried and tested - followed Frommer's England 2006 recommendations and they strongly suggested a walk on the promenade to both Newlyn and Mousehole. Newlyn is the 2nd  biggest fishing village in Britain, and has long been considered an artist's colony as well with some popular art schools founded as early as the 19th century. The walk was fairly pleasant, although I must admit I didn't know where Penzance ended and Newlyn began, LOL! I realised it only after I saw boards with the name Newlyn on it!

The best part however was the walk to Mousehole. The walk is amazing, really great Cornish scenery before you head uphill into Mousehole.

Newlyn harbour
This village again is another fishing village, I noticed that the houses were all very close to one another, there was something in the roof that made them look grand. Like Penzance and Newlyn, Mousehole is another village that had no touristy attractions about it, it has this regal air and is just, I don't know - itself. I tried Cornish ice cream for the first time. Have to admit, I couldn't notice the difference. Ice cream all over the UK always tastes just as good! But the village by itself is a wonderful place to walk.

I spent a lot longer than I had imagined...if anything, this first evening itself was setting the tone of the trip - it was all about doing things in a relaxed way, or, erm... "smell the roses". There were no major attractions here that were going to close at 5pm or places with long queues, it was just me and the villages, and I could do anything I wanted as long as there was enough light/day!

I walked back to Penzance, refreshed in the hostel and took another walk to the city centre (yep, I'm in love with walking it appears), looked at the bus timings for Sunday (heaven knows Cornwall isn't the best for transport, let alone on weekends).

Newlyn
The harbour had become misty and it looked amazing. Very very surreal. I still cannot tell you guys how happy I am with this decision of visiting Cornwall. In hindsight, I think the idea of poor transport (compared to the rest of the UK) is actually a good thing - not many travellers come here (bar British who can drive up to this part of the country), and the ones that do take the trouble to get here can enjoy every bit of real life.

I got home around 9pm, met my roommate - a bloke from Vancouver, Canada and we got to talk. Looks like a cool guy! We also had a bunch of noisy Germans staying in our room. They're apparently working in Plymouth on an internship and came here for the weekend. I slept by 11pm, I was really really tired but looking back had thoroughly enjoyed my day. I walked about 7-8 miles easily in the evening. Not bad AT ALL!

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Newlyn
Newlyn
Newlyn harbour
Newlyn harbour
Newlyn
Newlyn
View of Newlyn
View of Newlyn
From Newlyn en route to Mousehole
From Newlyn en route to Mousehole
Well, you know where this ones ta…
Well, you know where this one's t…
Newlyn
Newlyn
Monument dedicated to sailors in N…
Monument dedicated to sailors in …
Mousehole
Mousehole
Narrow lanes of Mousehole
Narrow lanes of Mousehole
Mousehole
Mousehole
The roofs...something about the ro…
The roofs...something about the r…
My favourite pic - lovely harbour …
My favourite pic - lovely harbour…
Walk from Mousehole to Newlyn
Walk from Mousehole to Newlyn
Misty Penzance city centre
Misty Penzance city centre
Penzance harbour at night
Penzance harbour at night
Mousehole
photo by: Vikram