Posted on March 4, 2021 . Posted by fergus
I grew up in The Lizard Village which is as Cornish as it gets. It is the most southerly point in Cornwall, proper deep south, which makes me very proud of the title ‘Lizard Boy.’
The Lizard peninsular has water on three sides. Its beaches resonate power and beauty. The Lizard is possibly the most dangerous point to navigate in the UK. It is where the English channel meets the Atlantic ocean. This is illustrated by our active lifeboat, huge lighthouse and fog horn to help keep seafarers safe. All of this energy makes The Lizard and its inhabitants a special breed of Cornish!
Growing up here gave me a deep connection to the sea. From rowing down at Cadgwith to surfing our local beaches.
Rowing gigs is part of our heritage and is so ingrained in this community.
Lifeboats, piloting and even smuggling all relied on the best rowers of each area, and in this modern age we race them.
Surfing is an amazing sport which connects you to your area intimately. You know your local beach like the back of your hand, you are protective over it like your home.
You know that when the wind, swell and tide is right you will meet your local crew at the surf checking spot at exactly the same time without a phone call.
Up until now, I’ve not been one to travel too far. I enjoy the odd holiday, but my passion is to explore, respect, keep loyal and be in tune with my little patch of Cornwall. My home.
I’m a Cornishman through and through and feel very proud of where I come from.
Kernow Bys Vyken