We’ve decided to take on a trip to the most southwestern part of whole United Kingdom, Land’s End. Land’s End respresents the starting point and ending points of the longest journey in United Kingdom, where the other point is at John O’Groats in Scotland. Therefore, this 2 places has another for them, “The First and The Last” due to their position as the most extreme tip point of United Kingdom’s geography. One would be proud to call himself truly a person who’d visit the whole UK by visiting this 2 places!
Our journey to Land’s End and Cornwall spans over a period of 3 days, where we spent our first day traveling to Newquay, Perranporth and Hayle and staying over at Hayle for the night. On the second day, we travel down to Land’s End, Saint Michael’s Mount and Tintagel before stopping at Bristol for the night. On the third day, we traveled to Bath before going back home.
This mini travel series will be broken up into 3 posts.
- Jump to Day 1′s adventure
- Jump to Day 3′s adventure
It’s the second morning of our Land’s End trip. This time, we set off straight for Land’s End, the most southwestward tip point of United Kingdom’s geography. The journey from our accommodation to Land’s End isn’t very long and we reached there much earlier than expected, even before any other tour groups arrived or even the souvenir shops were open. This could mean one thing for us, no obstacle for photo taking and scenery admiration!
Winds were calm initially when we reached and the sunlight still managed to penetrate through the clouds to shine down at Land’s End. However, just 10 minutes after we get off the bus, the temperature started to drop rapidly as we were faced with the cold sea breeze blowing towards us. The sudden strong wind, coupled with a storm brewing in the distant instantly sent shivers to our spine as some of us were unprepared with jackets and sweaters. And all of a sudden, drizzles of rain start to pour down on us over the next 15 minutes and our visibility were reduced by the strong density of water in the air.
We managed to find our most important target for this trip, “The First and Last House”. This house symbolizes the furthest house of the southern part of United Kingdom, and combined with the counterpart in John O’Groats, forms the “The First and Last House”. These 2 houses were identical in design. The sea breeze is nothing like the sea breeze at Whitby beach as it is much raw.
Land’s End Mission Accomplished
After enjoying our satisfaction of reaching Land’s End, we decided to move on to our next spot, Minack Theatre. It is an open-air theatre, constructed above a gully with a part of the stage jutting towards the sea. The theatre’s steps and seats were shaped from the rocks and stones, very natural. The theatre is owned by Rowena Cade who built it to staged a local village group’s stage production. The Tempest was played here. The theatre is unique that the sea provides a perfect backdrop for those desiring natural environment and those who watched the stage plays will find it a rare chance to catch something like this elsewhere anymore. Besides this, the sea breeze provides a natural cooling solution for theatre goers and enhances the natural effect of the whole stage production. Truly, I would love to watch a play at Minack Theatre someday.
An overview of Minack Theatre
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