The weather was better than they forecast so we headed to the Lizard peninsula. Our main stop was at Lizard Point the most southern point in main land England. The point is much different to Land’s End in that there was only one cafe and one art gallery, the rest was as nature intended. Here the coastline is very rugged and we walked a while along the coast before visiting the lighthouse.
Lizard Point is a notorious shipping hazard and over the years a number of ships have come to grief on the rocks. At the lighthouse which is run by Trinity House, as are all the lighthouses in the UK we learnt about the history of the lighthouse and the lives of the people over the years who manned the lighthouses around our coast. We also learnt about the service today and how modern technology as aided coastal shipping.
From Lizard Point we walked to Kynance Cove which has sheer hundred-foot cliffs, stacks and arches of serpentine rock, and offshore islands. This was a rugged coastline at its best.