Homing in on West Cornwall

 I often post still photos of various places where I mooch about in Cornwall and some people have asked me to show more so this time a relatively short video for my lovely readers from far afield will give a larger view of the Western part of this beautiful county.

 This photo below gives an aerial view of the county of Cornwall right down on the most South Westerly part of the UK. Warmed by the Gulf Stream it has warmer than average UK weather , although it doesn't  always feel like that !

I have skimmed through the video below and tried to identify below the key places shown to help people unfamiliar with the area.

The first minute pans over the lighthouse and the long beach at Gwithian Sands, Hayle and then to St Ives where I go most weekends when the weather is fine.

The second to third minute pans over the rugged coastline of  South West  Cornwall on the North coast showing the various tin mines and then Land's End, the most South Westerly tip of the UK- last point before the USA !

Ar about 3 mins 30 secs one of the most beautiful open - air theatres, The Minack theatre with its curved ampitheatre gouged out of the cliff granite.

On hot summer evenings with the sea as a backdrop  it is a wonderful setting for productions: this summer has offerings as varied as  opera from Puccini's Madame Butterfly, Shakespearian plays, adaptations of books e.g. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, musicals like Fiddler On The Roof, plays like Our Town by Thornton Wilder and of course Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert and Sullivan.

Then onto the ancient ring circles of Celtic standing stones towards Penzance and the island off Penzance called St Michael's Mount with the magnificent house sitting on its crest.

From 6 mins 24 thereabouts we see the port of Falmouth, the third largest natural harbour in the world, with it's castle and then up through the wide river Fal of the Carrick roads with large container ships that leads to the final shots of Truro with its magnificent Anglican cathedral.

Hope you enjoy it !!

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