Tuesday, January 25, 2011
From Helston I head to head into Truro for some business. The countryside is covered with the ruins of the old engine houses that pumped water from the tin mines.
Truro is a city and the capital of Cornwall. I'm not sure how a city is defined in Japan, I suspect it is simply a decision rendered by the government, but I knbow in the UK what defines a city, as opposed to a town, is the presence of a cathedral.
Its not a very old cathedral, as cathedrals go. Construction began in 1880, and it was completely finished in 1910.
Ive been to Truro hundreds of times, but I think this was the first time I have ever actually gone inside!!
After Truro, time to head down the the Lizard, the southernmost tip of mainland Britain, but first a stop at one of the cliff-top hotels for a Cornish Cream Tea.....
I lived down on the Lizard for a winter, and I have walked the coast path around it several times....