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Sunday, 24 May 2015

Cornish Holiday

Thank you so much for all the comments on my last post.  I have taken all the tips on board, have fed my tatties (greening up perfectly now) and will investigate taking my fairy lamp apart to find the solar battery as it's still not working. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Anyway, we pootled off to Cornwall as planned and after a lot this....


and much huffing and puffing (on my part as well as OH's) we were set up in a personal record time of 50 minutes. Oh lor...surely we can improve on that.....

Our first visit was to Polperro which we have never before visited.  It was a wild and windy day so the beach was very quiet except for stoic dog walkers.... and us.....



 
Not even a single surfer.....and I am not surprised!

 
I felt and looked like Scott of the Antarctic....



but we had a lovely day.
 
 
Next day we visited Port Isaac where the TV series Doc Martin is filmed.  Filming had been taking place quite recently but not on the day we visited. We parked up and walked along the little path at the top of the cliffs to reach the village.  My word the seagulls are friendly.....
 

The view from the path was wonderful, it was still very windy but beautiful views....


Just around the corner was the first glimpse of Port Issac's tiny harbour, stunning!


In the village itself we decided to treat ourselves to a lovely lunch in The Mote pub which overlooks the slipway.  We were lucky enough to get the only window seat upstairs and could people watch whilst eating :) We learned that a black Rhino had been installed at the top of the hill in order to highlight the plight of the Black Rhino in the wild.  The lone creature was a very poignant reminder of what man is actually doing to our world....



We walked up the steep hill towards the Rhino and looked across the harbour.  The white building is the school in the fictional Port Wenn of Doc Martin fame (now a restaurant, I think)...

           

Further up the hill is Doc Martin's home/ surgery; a lovely building build from Cornish stone.  I would love to have seen inside it but it's not open to the public....


We also visited our beloved Padstow for some Cornish pasties and fresh sea air but I won't bore you with more photo's as Cornish Chickpea has lots of lovely ones on her blog.  The weather did eventually brighten up for us though and, despite OH coming back with a lovely Cornish cold, a great time was had by all.  Oh, and I forgot to mention that we took the ferry from Padstow to Rock for lunch ;)
We had to miss our Eden Project visit as well as Heligan's lost gardens ( and, yes, there were signs John!) because OH's arthritis decided to invade his foot just for a laugh and he couldn't walk far :/

Old age is a terrible affliction....

Thanks everso for popping in.  Have a wonderful Bank Holiday x

12 comments:

  1. We used to unwind the legs on the caravan with a rechargable drill/screwdriver fitted with a socket the right size for the thingy on the leg. A quick ZZZZZ and legs are down!

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    1. And forgot to say thank you for sharing your lovely holiday photos, I love the sea views down there

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    2. We are definitely going to save up to buy one of those, Sue, it will save a lot of time (and a few swear words too ...lol...)

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  2. Sorry the weather wasn't kind to you on your visit, but it looks like you had a lovely time. Personally I like wild and windy days on the beach :)

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    1. It was brilliant, Chickpea, and fair blew away the cobwebs.

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  3. Your photo make every where look warm and summery, we have days like that along the south coast where we live, glad you enjoyed your break.

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    1. Thank you. It was actually a lot colder and windier than it looks in the photos, Marlene, and they say the camera never lies...pah!

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  4. It looks like a lovely county to visit. One day maybe, I'll get there

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  5. It looks like a lovely county to visit. One day maybe, I'll get there

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  6. I had a holiday in Polperro a long time ago, it still looks lovely.
    I'd love to go to Port Isaac and see Doc Martins surgery ! I'm a big fan.

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    1. It is a wonderful sandy beach in Polperro, Wean, great for kids and dog walking. Shame the public are not allowed in Doc Martin's house, being nosy I would have loved a peep :-)

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  7. It looks like you've had a great break. Jx

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