Evening walk to Newlyn and Mousehole
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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.
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).
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!