Thursday, 8 April 2021

It's The End Of The World! (part 3)

The Lizard Awaits!

Whichever way you turn the map, it doesn't look like a Lizard and, however diligently you attend a Lizard Hunt, you will not find flocks of these green-skinned creatures roaming the fields and coastal cliffs of this part of Cornwall. 

We are, as ever, indebted to Wikipedia for an explanation.

The name "Lizard" is most probably a corruption of the Cornish name "Lys Ardh", meaning "high court"; it is purely coincidental that much of the peninsula is composed of serpentinite-bearing rock. The Lizard peninsula's original name may have been the Celtic name "Predannack" ("British one"); during the Iron Age (Pytheas c. 325 BC) and Roman period, Britain was known as Pretannike (in Greek) and as Albion (and Britons the "Pretani").

Pretani - Britain - Bretagne - Breton - Brittany - Briton are all similar words for a warlike tribe of nasty folk - but none of them have any connection with lizards!

Buses to The Lizard have also had a varied history.
Great Western Railway
Western National
Cornwall Busways
First Western National
First Kernow
Lizard Branded
Transport for Cornwall
But L1 (Lizard 1) still appears on the First Kernow network map ...
... and there is a timetable; BUT ...
... how the mighty have fallen, a college day/schoolday single trip as far as Mullion only.

So, is Mullion the most southerly point served by First Kernow buses, as tweeted with a recent bus stop picture.
If it is, fbb cannot find it! The L1 runs to Mullion secondary school (centre right on map below) ...
... then performs a loop through most of the village. fbb thinks; it is not clear from First's publicity but the stops are listed on Traveline! So the most southern stop is the blue blob, Clifden Court. When Streetview ambled past, it was still showing Truronian as the operator!
But Clifden Court is oodles further south than Land's End which isn't even the end of the sticky down bit of Cornwall on which it is situated.
That is Gwennap Head, leaving Lands End to be the most Westerly point of the English mainland.

But we will mosey on over there in tomorrow's blog and see if we can find Marc Morgan Huws' bus stop.

Paris Tram Opens Tomorrow.
The latest in a seemingly infinite line of transport improvements is opening tomorrow.
Tram Line 9 runs from Porte de Choisy where it connects with Metro 7 and orbital Tram 3b. It uses reserved track (of course) built on road D5 ...
... to a terminus in the town of Orly ...
... i.e NOT the airport which is served by Tram 7 (extended from Metro 7 at Villejuif) which has been around since 2014, such that fbb has ridden that line way back in 2016!
Tram 9 involves major changes to bus 183 ...
... which followed much the same route. Bus 183 has its origins in one of the two trolleybus routes run in Paris, also numbered 183.
The map shows future connections between Tram 9 and orbital Metro 15 ...
... but you will have to wait until 2025 - at least. Other bus connections include Tvm (Trans Val de Marne) ...
... which fbb has also ridden) and T Zen 5.
T Zen 5 (en projet!) is one of a batch of brand new express bus services ...
... largely on reserved track, which fbb will look at in a subsequent blog.
Ahem? How is Crossrail doing?

And Crossrail 2?

 Next "End of the World" blog : Friday 9th April 

It's Why We Do What We Do
The Resurrection appearances of Jesus were Divinely designed to demonstrate the reality of the events of Easter Sunday. As they challenged people back then, so they challenge us all today. There are, of course, many folk who accept a form of Christian morality and practice but deny the Resurrection of Jesus.

But logic dictates the flaws in such an approach. If Jesus did not rise, then his message and life were one three-year long lie. He is no longer "a good man", he is a deceiver of the cruellest kind. He said that "on the third day" he would rise to life. If he didn't, then that was an apallingly bad message.

But, if he did ...

I came that all who believe in me should have life - life in all its abundance.

For God so love the world that he gave his only son so that all who accept Him shall not die but have eternal Life.

For I am certain that nothing can separate us from God's love: neither death nor life, neither angels nor other heavenly rulers or powers, neither the present nor the future, neither the world above nor the world below - there is nothing in all creation that will ever be able to separate us from the love of God which is ours through Christ Jesus our Lord.

Sounds a pretty good deal!
But there was a final earthly farewell.

Jesus drew near and said to them, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Go, then, to all peoples everywhere and make them my disciples: baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. And I will be with you always, to the end of the age.”

It is why we do what we do!

The Bible quotes are from John's Gospel, Paul's letter to the Romans and the very end of Matthew's Gospel.
P.S. - - - 
That's Easter!


  1. Lizard, The Green is served by First 230 to Truro College and 251 to Penwith College. First also have a long list of summer specials coming soon, which may include this stop.

    1. College services do not count!!

  2. The bus stop in the tweet is at the coach park at Lands End, the most Westerly point of the Kernow network