The Official Guide to Penzance [Ed. by G.B. Millett]

The Official Guide to Penzance [Ed. by G.B. Millett]

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876* edition. Excerpt: ... and the other methods of fishing have to be used in the smallest of brooks. Such as they are, however, at Newlyn, Lamorna, Penberth, New Mill, &c, they are open, and are fairly stocked with small trout. Sea fishing can be had in abundance and with fair chances of sport from July to October, but it is confined to certain though numerous grounds, and it would be utterly useless for a stranger to attempt it without having with him some one acquainted with the Bay. Shooting. Practically, all the shootings of the district are in private hands. Hunting. Fox-hounds and harriers hunt the district regularly in the season. THE CLIMATE. With regard to this important subject it is desirable to have the opinion of those who have made the matter a study, no less than of impartial observers. Such will be found in the first place in a treatise by the late Dr. Forbes, from which the following remarks are taken: --The general character and peculiarities of the climate of this district depend, as in other cases, on its geographical position and physical configuration. Placed in the lowest latitude of the island, its seasons ought on this account to possess a more genial character than those of the more northern parts. And this effect of geographical position is greatly increased by other circumstances. The whole of Cornwall, indeed, but more especially the district of the Land's End, possesses, as far as regards climate, all the advantages and disadvantages of a small island. Temperature.--Although our winter temperature is very high, our summer temperature is proportionately low; and this circumstance will approximate our mean temperature to that of places of much more inclement seasons. The truly peninsular situation of Penzance, as has been already..show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236566629
  • 9781236566621