PERRANUTHNOE is a small village on the South Coast of Cornwall, just East of Marazion, there is a Car Park and sloping access to a safe sandy beach and the beachside Cabin Cafe. It has The Victoria a superb multi award winning pub, which serves super food both lunchtimes & evenings, - a Church dating back as far as 1160. The Lynfield Centre which houses The Cowhouse Gallery, Kernewek Ky, Professional dog grooming The Peppercorn Cafe, a hairdressers and Linen & Clay.

Sunday, 12 April 2015

World Plastic Gig Championships - Sandy Cove, Newlyn

 We drove down the road towards Newlyn to park and as we arrived the gigs were making their way to the start for the first race. These "plastic" gigs are the modern training gigs that many clubs now have - many of the wooden racing ones have already been shipped to Scilly ready for the World Pilot Gig Championships in early May
 Then back they came - moving much faster with one of the Mount's Bay gigs close to the front
 Gry Maritha passing The Mount on her way in to Penzance
 Some of the crowd on the beach at Sandy Cove - assume it did have sand at one time !
 A quick changeover and back went the gigs for the next race - with Shearwater  II further over towards The Mount
 Back they came with Mount's Bay gig Breeze at the front

 The finish
 Irene leaving Newlyn for another trip round the bay
 Stopping to hoist some sail
 Off she went
 as the gisgs with a new crew made their way up towards the start
 Double fly-past by a Skybus on a scenic tour - or was it a spying mission before the World Pilot Gig Championships over on Scilly in early May
Mount's Bay gig St Aubyn doing well in the last race we saw before making our way back to the car and heading for home


  1. Beautiful photos, Sue. Love the little cafe and the outdoor sitting area.

    1. We were lucky with the weather yesterday - much cooler and more cloud today.
      The little cafe used to be - dare I say - a little grim ! Just some paint and basic farmhouse style furniture etc and it's super and such a wonderful view as well. Sue

  2. Hi Sue, thanks for the cafe photos, we are down this week and may call in there. The cake table looks wonderful. Jane.

    1. Always like to do plenty of research into the local little cafes ! Hope the mist clears for you ! Sue