The previous evening I managed a short walk along Wharf Road (seen below with St Mary's church on the horizon - a church has stood on this headland since the 12th Century. The present church was built in 1895 ; the tower acting as a Waymark to the sea faring community.)
…and then along footpath from Penzance to Marizion… …
... looking back to see the outline of Penzance in the haze of the setting sun.
I could not resist going down to the sea – one of the famous Cornish vistas – St Michael’s Mount.
...with Cornish Gig in the foreground
Two views back to Penzance from the shoreline.
The following day I was lucky enough to be outside on Wharf Road. The sky was hazy with some cloud but at 5 past 8 the sun was trying to come out over the harbour,
The following pictures were taken as the eclipse started whilst it was still hazy - at 08:43
…and at 09:12
Unfortunately the haze then went and the sun was to bright to look at. Peak eclipse (85%) was about 10 minutes later.