Kapoor Year 13: UK, Bulgaria, Romania, Cyprus travel blog

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BACKGROUND

Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – England chapter Bath and Southwest England has to say about Penzance:

“Overlooking the majestic sweep of Mount’s Bay, the old harbour of Penzance has a salty, sea-blown charm that feels altogether more authentic than many of Cornwall’s polished-up ports. Its streets and shopping arcades still feel real and a touch ramshackle, and there’s nowhere better for a windy-day walk than the town’s seafront Victorian promenade. Along the way look out for the elegant sight of Jubilee Pool, the town’s lovely outdoor lido, recently restored”.

KAPOORS ON THE ROAD

We hadn’t anticipated being able to spend time walking across to St. Michael’s Mount, so we really didn’t see enough of interest in the gritty town of Penzance to encourage us to stop.

The only connection I have in my mind to the place is the comic opera The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert and Sullivan. I’ve always gotten a hick out of the ‘Major General’s Song’, here’s a link to it in case you’ve never heard of the song, or if you’re a fan as well: Listen To The Major-General’s Song

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