If you look carefully, you can see Virginia Woolf's lighthouse in the distance - the Godrevy Light:
Needless to say, we didn't row out .
Even in the rain, St Ives has a lot to see. I particularly like some of the street names, and it pleases me that you can move in a few paces from a bawdy session of
to the restorative delights of
Also - new discovery for us - was this little beach waterfall, which is (I think) the current outlet for the Well of St. Ia, the town's eponymous saint, said to have sailed over from Ireland on a leaf some time in the fifth century, with conversion on her mind. How tiresome it must have been to discover that Cornwall was already Christian!