Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A promontory called Lands End, UK

Lands_End_UK by MeJake
Lands_End_UK, a photo by MeJake on Flickr.

Land's End is a headland and small settlement in west Cornwall, England, within the United Kingdom. It is located on the Penwith peninsula approximately eight miles west-southwest of Penzance.

Land's End is the extreme westerly point on the mainland of England.

The climate in Cornwall is mild because the ocean has moderating influence on temperature.

The Isles of Scilly lie approximately 28 miles southwest - in the Atlantic.

The Gulf Stream flows past the Scillies and Cornwall as it flows to the North Atlantic.