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Sep 29, 2014 - The Lizard Peninsula

From the air the Lizard Peninsula looks indeed like the head of a lizard. But chances are the folks that named this area had no idea what it looked like over a millennia ago. Probably the name is a take off on a Cornish term for high court. I don't know about the court, but there certainly are a lot of high dramatic cliffs on the Cornish coast. As we investigated The Lizard, as it is called, it reminded us of the coast of Maine, minus the bargain priced lobsters. We have been so lucky with the weather thus far. When we get up the sky is...

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Sep 25, 2012 - Lizard Point

The weather was better than they forecast so we headed to the Lizard peninsula. Our main stop was at Lizard Point the most southern point in main land England. The point is much different to Land’s End in that there was only one cafe and one art gallery, the rest was as nature intended. Here the coastline is very rugged and we walked a while along the coast before visiting the lighthouse. Lizard Point is a notorious shipping hazard and over the years a number of ships have come to grief on the rocks. At the lighthouse which is run by...

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