Saturday, April 28, 2012

Places in Jane Shaw: Pencannow Point

In The Moochers Abroad, Fiona, Katherine and Celia go scrambling over the rocks after a picnic on the beach with Miss Barclay, who tells them that it's too soon after a heavy meal to bathe. They go along the beach till they come to the next cove and decide to explore a cave in the cliff wall. That cove is not named, but it is similar to Pencannow Point in Crackington Haven. In her eagerness to reach the cave, Celia lets loose a mini landslide and gets trapped under a large rock, although miraculously she comes out with nothing more than a swollen ankle. Cornwall's cliffs are 430 feet high. A head for heights is essential!