Lizard Point

In the morning it is raining cats and dogs. We decide to have a reading day, sightseeing is not possible in this weather. We find a campsite, with a small kiosk that serves English breakfast. We idle away all day. The next morning we will be rewarded with a great view.

Meanwhile, we are in Cornwall. The streets feel like roller coasters, it always goes up and down. But the worst is, they are getting closer and closer. Rainer claims the roads on the way to the southernmost point of Great Britain are narrower than our car is wide. Hopefully nobody will come towards us …

The lighthouse has one of the strongest beacon lights in the world, flashing every three seconds across the English Channel. Nowhere more shipwrecked people have left their lives than on this coastal section of Cornwall.

The “Lizard Peninsula” takes its name from the words “lis” (palace) and “ard” (high), an appropriate designation for the high cliffs and fissures around the Lizard Point.

 

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