July 15, 2014
Trains, planes, more planes and afterwards more trains. Three countries, America, Ireland and England, about 24 hours of traveling we arrived in Penzance, a quaint (isn't every town around England?) small town of Cornwall, south end of England.
Penzance was immortalized by Gilbert and Sullivan in their Pirates of Penzance production, if you have the chance, don't miss it. Narrow hilly streets wind around the town, with a beautiful view of the ocean and the castle on the St. Michael's Mount..
We arrived by train and realized that our hotel was not in the town, but on another town up the hill, Gulval. Thr tourist bureau lady and her boss asured us that it was waaay to far to walk. So we took a 5 minute taxi ride and voila! Our first day destination was here, The Coldstreamer Inn.
We were more tired than we knew, but walked back to Penzance anyway. The problem with walking was crossing the streets. Very busy intersections, double lane roads and we never knew from which direction the cars would come from.
Back to the hotel, dinner was a delicious meal served by a French Maitre D', and for dessert we walked around the very ancient church and had the oportunity to hear and see seven (or 8) bell ringers practice.
Tomorrow we leave the land and start our water leg of the journey.
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