Yesterday I shared the delights of the most festive day in Penzance but for those who can’t stand having to wait around for half an hour to cross the road during a parade, Quay Day is where it’s at. It basically opens up the bottom end of town for the day, right the way along the prom, for a chance to eat, drink and be merry! Some of the stall-holders from the previous day are back out in force alongside local musicians and street-side bars and burger vans. The boyfriend had the day off so this was the one point in the weekend where he could actually have a gander at what Penzance has to offer at this time of year. Of course, as soon as we arrived, we hit the crowds and as much of the stalls was a repetition of the day before, we attempted to just push our way through. The pier claimed to be a folk music zone but nobody was playing when we rocked up so we just checked out the pirate ship.
I think I must be getting old because the fair rides just looked ridiculous – I don’t do high or upside down! Give me a carousel any day!
I read in the programme earlier in the week that there was live music in Penlee Park – much more our style! There wasn’t any food nearby though, so we poked our noses in and headed back down to the main stalls for a tasty venison burger and Polgoon cider. Mmmmm. Next time we’ll pack a picnic and stick around the park longer.
There’s always music playing at The Lugger but the crowds got a bit ridiculous – you couldn’t talk to each other it was that loud – so the boyfriend made the brilliant suggestion of walking out to Marazion and getting something to eat over there. He had the right idea as everyone was in Penzance – the beach was practically empty and we had an amazing view in The Godolphin Arms.
I don’t think I had been there since my brother’s 21st birthday two and a half years ago. It’s amazing what they’ve done with the place – all opened up with light and airy decor and a view to die for. Their burgers are rather tasty too – my eyes were bigger than my belly!
We planned to come back and finally go up to the castle when we have the same day off on Wednesday – check back later in the week for more pictures.