Penzance and the Mikado


From Cadgwith we went on to Penzance. We needed to do laundry ( we’ve been on the road for five days ) and get some food for this evening, when we’re going to see the Mikado at the Minack Theatre.

Penzance is cool. It’s the largest city in the area, so it would be possible to live in a little, nowhere coastal Cornwall town and still get almost anything you need less than an hour away. It’s got a funky feel, with posters for concerts on streetlight poles and a vibrant main street. The Penzance Harbor

Expecting cold weather tonight at the theater, we stop at an outdoor store and buy some gloves and hand warmers. We dropped off our laundry at a laundromat, paying just 15 pounds to have all of our laundry done and head off to the Turks Head to get some lunch. I got Jeanette a Betty Stogs pint glass in exchange for a donation to the RNLI, a fair deal.

The Turks Head

After lunch we collected our laundry: clean, folded and only missing a few socks. We got one extra in the deal as well, but it was far too small to fit any of our feet. Then we hit the grocery store to provision for the envening’s entertainment and headed for Sennen, our home for the next two nights. At night, as it was growing dark, we went to the Minack Theater for the performance of the Mikado. Yes, that’s right, Eric went to the Opera. Liked it, too, thought that might have had a lot to do with the general silliness that is Gilbert and Sullivan. Still, the setting was fantastic. Here’s a couple of pictures of the Minack, though no pictures of the show, that’s not cool. The Minack Stage The Minack Seating

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