The Land’s End Cat, Macbeth at The Minack and A Patch of Blue Sky

12 Sep

1    We did the touristy thing today and showed P, my BIL from Poland, just a few of Cornwall’s treasures. We started at  Land’s End.

Near and Far – Land’s End with America across the water!

The Signpost

The Land’s End Cat

Beautiful Lichen at Land’s End

On our way to Porthcurno and The Minack Theatre, an amazing amphitheatre cut into the cliffs, we went through a little village with this sign at each end.

Take care – deaf cat in this village

2    There was a production of Macbeth going on so we could only watch from the top. What a magnificent backdrop for any play!

Macbeth at The Minack

Just on the other side of the theatre is the beach of Porthcurno which must be one of the most beautiful and unspoiled anywhere.


Turquoise sea

3 Our next stop was the best ice-creams ever at Mount’s Bay overlooking St Michael’s Mount. On a day that had been mostly grey weather-wise (but lots of fun) this patch of blue sky appeared – magic!

St Michael’s Mount with a patch of blue sky


Posted by on September 12, 2012 in Cornwall, Uncategorized


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15 responses to “The Land’s End Cat, Macbeth at The Minack and A Patch of Blue Sky

  1. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    September 13, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    That capture of the hole in the clouds & the blue beyond… beautiful.

    But the Land’s End cat steals the show! How lovely, oh what a life she must have…

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 26, 2012 at 5:15 pm

      She looked lovely but there was a sign asking us not to touch her. We wondered if she had a touch of ‘the Sophie’ about her. I’ll explain! We once had a beautiful cat who would lie on our wall at the front and would look as if she would love to be stroked. At first, when passers-by stroked her she would purr and then, suddenly attack with all claws out! She was a monster in disguise and we now use the term for anything that is somewhat volatile! 🙂

  2. Don

    September 13, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Brings back so many memories, especially St Michaels Mount. Love that blue opening in the clouds with the striped cloud in it.

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 26, 2012 at 5:16 pm

      Gl;ad I could stir some good memories. was delighted with that shot of the blue bit of sky. It was only there for a moment! 🙂

  3. childtasticbooks

    September 13, 2012 at 8:24 am

    What beautiful photos. I loved the cat ones (of course!) – how sweet to have a sign to warn about a deaf feline. And it’s one of my goals to visit Minnack and see a play. Fantastic – I love Cornwall.

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 26, 2012 at 5:16 pm

      Cornwall is certainly worth a visit! 🙂

  4. Hudson Howl

    September 13, 2012 at 1:05 am

    I always enjoy seeing images of places I have heard about but never seen. I haven’t spent much time England. Few days lost in (I meant misplaced) London and eleven or so days in Scotland. At least now, when I go to Canada’s maritime Providences, specifically Newfoundland , I know what is directly across from this shore is Lands End. Worlds End out side of Boston is a place I want and will go to someday; Lands End would be worth sighting my sights on as well I think.

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 26, 2012 at 5:18 pm

      I think so too! I, too, love to see pictures of places I’ve only heard about, brings them alive doesn’t it? 🙂

  5. fearlessanalyst

    September 13, 2012 at 12:16 am

    Sooooo sweet and beautiful! Thanks!

  6. Choc Chip Uru

    September 12, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    I’m loving the fantastic photos my friend, thanks for sharing your fabulous trip 🙂

    Choc Chip Uru

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 26, 2012 at 5:24 pm

      Thank you for always commenting! It is very much appreciated. 🙂

  7. granbee

    September 12, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Cornwall is just TOO marvelous! I am right there with you in these marvelous, generously-shared photographs, hearing passages from my favorite English writers when they spent time in Cornwall.

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 26, 2012 at 5:23 pm

      So pleased you enjoyed this post. Which authors did you have in mind? I love Betjeman in particular, when he writes about Cornwall. I didn’t enjoy Virginia Woolf’s ‘To the Lighthouse’ when I read it many years ago but I love that our Godrevy Lighthouse was the inspiration. See if you haven’t seen the lighthouse photo.


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