Are You Sure?

It wasn’t until the majority of the Coasteerers had jumped in that I noticed the little wooden cross at the top of the cliff. I suspect more nervous individuals might have second thoughts before taking the plunge.

—Stephen G. Hipperson—

St. Michaels Mount

What you really need is some horses galloping along the strand… about two minutes after I took this shot a couple of riders came along the beach. Not quite the effect I was after but the good fortune of happenstance is not to be sneezed at.

St. Michaels Mount is at Marazion, Cornwall. England.

—Stephen G. Hipperson—

The Minack Theatre

The Minack Theatre is perched above the sea near Porthcurno, Cornwall. The theatre was created from the inspiration of Rowena Cade. For a small fee it’s possible to visit the theatre when there is no performance. As it happened, we were lucky as the production crew/actors where running through some rehearsals. (Though, judging from the language, it wouldn’t have been a performance you would want to take you spinster Aunt or mother to.)

—Stephen G. Hipperson—

Finish/Start

I was just going through some images I took on a short holiday to Cornwall and I came across this – and thought it was most appropriate for the time of year.

This is the start/finish line at Lands End in the UK – I presume there is an equivalent at John o’ Groats in the north east of Scotland. Lands End to John o’ Groats is our famous point to point race distance – effectively the longest distance between two inhabited British points on the mainland. Many an epic tale of endurance, grit and determination has taken place – walking, running, cycling, etc. It’s 874 miles (1407km). Apparently, there are approaching 50 records including unicycle and lawnmower. Of course, sponsorship for various charities features in most of the attempts.

—Stephen G. Hipperson—