Sunday, 14 June 2009

days out ~ an open top bus

My children are still young (aged 3 and 5) and are relatively easy to entertain and impress and just love trips on buses or trains. On our recent holiday, we found the most amazing open top bus {number 300 with amazing pink seats!} that goes around the spectacular Penwith peninsular in West Cornwall. You can buy day tickets and hop on or off as many times as you choose or just plan a return trip. The coast is a walker's paradise and there are mines, beaches, Minack Theatre, Lands End, St.Ives, Penzance, Mousehole & Newlyn to plan your journey around. We drove to St. Just {Britain's most westerly town} and parked the car for free and took a return trip to the small hamlet of Zennor. We stopped in the Tinner's Arms {gorgeous but pricy food - very small portions on the daily specials menu} for a couple of hours then walked to Zennor Head to watch basking sharks. Zennor church has 'the mermaids chair' in, which pays tribute to a legend of a local boy who was called into the sea by a mermaid at Zennor Head, never to be seen again. The bus trip follows the very windy road around the peninsular ~ which can be quite hair-raising in places but you are rewarded with the most amazing views of ancient field systems and the gorgeous turquoise sea. 

I would urge anyone to ditch the car for a day and see what adventure you can have this summer on a bus journey, you don't need to go far. You could just go a few miles and get off somewhere you have never been before and explore. Let me know where your adventures take you...

7 comments:

  1. Oh, that's brilliant! I love the pink seats :) When I visited New York, I took a tour on an opened top double-decked bus. It was brilliant :)

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  2. fab bus and a fab place - we go to visit friends in penzance mostly off season in March and October and we went to Zennor last time great place

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  3. i adore the pink seats! and that view is stunning...

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  4. It great down there Em. sounds like you had an amazing time. Helen Dunmore has written a great trilogy of books aimed at teenagers and based on The mermaid legend at Zennor. The Tide Knot is the first one and is fabulous. X

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  5. Emma T ~ is that the devine Mrs Taylor? Thank you for posting, how are you? I am so delighted you have joined my bloggy world! love emma x

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  6. It is lovely Ms B! All good, love reading your blogs-makes the day much better. Will message soon.
    xx

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  7. I love the pink of these seats. they look almost edible!

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