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Fowey, Cornwall

 

Given all the fine weather we’ve been having lately it seemed appropriate to take a day out.

It was a lovely spot. If a tad breezy. One of our menus took off and landed in the sea. We weren’t trusted with a replacement. But for an hour or so we ate good food and just sat on the harbour side soaking up the view.

She who was not driving enjoyed a glass of wine.

 
 

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At one point our table was dive bombed..

 
 

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That’s him on the right.

Looks a cantankerous sort doesn’t he. Possibly we were too close to his missus and his favoured place on the wall.

 
 

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The town in the distance is Polruan, on the opposite side of the estuary. The little red ferry spends its day shuttling between the two harbours.

 
 

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Fowey, pronounced FOY as in ‘boy’, has a history going back to medieval times and boasts many ancient buildings. The Ship Inn was built in 1570.

Is that seagull following us?

(That’s not me btw)

 
 

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Vehicles are still permitted in the town despite the narrow streets.

Many of the roads are barely a car width wide. When one of the shops on the ‘main’ street needs a delivery the van stops right outside the door and traffic comes to a halt. There isn’t anywhere else to pull over. The locals seem used to it. An unlucky driver caught behind just turns off his engine and waits.

 
 

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Quaint houses nestle down hidden alleyways

 
 
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Ancient windows

 
 

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And doors? Hmmmm…

 
 

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Interesting wall planters

 
 

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And the more traditional

 
 

After Fowey Mike wanted to go a little further down the coast to Charlestown. It has a very pretty harbour.

 
 

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The town also has a more recent claim to fame, as one of the locations for the TV series Poldark.

It being a warm day I scanned the surrounding fields for any sign that scything may be underway for series 2. Sadly not.

 

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All that remained then was to plot a course for home.

Technology has taken over. No longer do I attempt to navigate my way through those tiny country lanes that always seemed to fall into the ditch between the pages of our elderly map book. No, these days it’s sat nav, on the iPad, with a blue spot.

It means I always know exactly where we are. Even after that lunchtime glass of wine.

And I can select between a number of alternative routes..

 
 

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Well fancy that..

 
 

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🙂 🙂 🙂

 
 
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