day was given over first to a tour of the city of Truro and then
to a visit to the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth.
cathedral city of Cornwall, Truro
is actually the only city of Cornwall. We started with a
walk around the center with Andrew, stoppingg for an occasional
brief talk. The cathedral is recent, built around the turn of the
20th century. We had a good talk about the relationships between
the Anglican church and the non-conformists.
cathedral is quite interesting, if new. The stained glass windows
include one of John Wesley and one dedicated to the Cornish miners.
After that we headed for the Royal cornish Museum. I managed to
get us lost so we only had a brief time there. However we saw a
special exhibit of Leonardo's drawings that were on loan from the
we grabbed some Cornish pastys, ate them ata pedestrian mall, and
then back to the bus. Our next stop was Falmouth for the
National Maritime Museum Cornwall. Housed in an award winning
modern building (2002) on the Falmouth harbour-side, the museum
is dedicated to the world of small boats and Cornish maritime history.
It is extremely well done and was quite interesting. An observation
tower gave excellent views of Falmouth harbor, which is an active
at the hotel, at six o'clock we had another lecture by Andrew on
metal mining in Cornwall and the impact of the Industrial Revolution.
Then to another elaborate dinner.