Ahoy, me hearties!
T'is Calico Sal 'ere, hoping you have recovered from all that 'love' stuff , yesterday?!
Well...what a weekend, me shipmates!
Cap'n Snippets woke me up on Saturday mornin'...
'Shake a leg, Saucy Sal! I wanna know how you're gonna enhance my day today, you buxom, little wench!!!
I don't know about 'enhance' but t'was out with the railway timetables and no sooner than he could say 'thunderin' cannonballs',
we grabbed our clobber and, not forgetting our pieces of eight, off we went to a place where
pirates like to go...
We rarely go west on our travels. I will explain.
Firstly, I hate Plymouth and secondly, I am not a fan of Cornwall either!
(Shock horror...I know some of you might want to make me walk the plank or give me a taste of that cat o' nine tails ... for stating such a fact!)
But tis true!
I have tried soooo hard, over the years, to like Cornwall; tried soooo hard to give it a place in my affections, tried oh sooo hard to give it chance after chance.
Ok..it has some pretty little fishing villages, I grant you but not much else grabs me about Cornwall, I am sorry to say that!
But... I do love a good train journey and bearing in mind the time distance from where I live to Penzance, (about 2 hours 40 mins) I reckoned that £7.25 for a single journey was amazingly cheap!!! You could never get a journey going the other way, say to London, that cheap!
You'd have done the same, I bet!
As it was so cheap, I enquired about first class upgrades,which you can buy at weekends (Calico Sal does have a certain standard to keep up!) and I was told that we should sit in first class and wait for the ticket man to come along and pay him the upgrade fee . And that is what we did! And we waited and waited....
So..first class to Penzance for £7.25 each...that'll do nicely! ;-)
Yo ho ho!
On with the day...now where was I?
Ah Penzance? (No wonder it was so flippin' cheap to get there! LOL)
Ok, that's harsh...we found one or two pretty streets, had lunch in a very noisy pub (but at least it was showing the footy..Southampton v Portsmouth)
We found a street where I would happily live (if it was not in Penzance). I loved these houses.
This one was definitely for me.
When I am old, I am going to wear purple and not only that, I will paint my house purple as well..!
But... it has to be said that the highlight of our trip was definitely... umm... the wall mural!
Don't you just love it? I do.
Oh and in case you are wondering...we had to pay the first class upgrade coming home on the Penzance to Paddington train...but it was worth it (a tenner each) as we had the whole of the first class carriage, from Penzance to Newton Abbot , to ourselves!!
I entertained the old Cap'n with the hornpipe whilst he drank his grog.... and a fine journey was had by all.
I returned with NO booty! My pieces of eight came back home with me, intact...as did his doubloons! Oooo..arrrrr! Say no more!! LOL ;-)
And ye may lay to that!
(in other words...you betcha I did! LOL!)
And do I NOT want to go back to Penzance?
Ye may lay to that too!
Oh and before I forget...in this photo, you can just spy St Michael's Mount, in the distance.
I did however, get an order for one thousand shabby, vintagey, eye patches, from this motley crew!
And if you believe that then you are a bigger fool then me!