Category Archives: Cornwell 2013

Swans for breakfast

You know how it is. You’re parked up at a services on the way home and you suddenly realise you can’t remember if you packed your wife’s incredibly expensive, designer, sunglasses. The car is parked next to a motorcyclist who … Continue reading

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Mirinda’s favourite day

Last night we had a splendid dinner at the Lemon Arms pub in Mylor Bridge and, just as we were leaving, two holidaying ladies told us we just HAD to visit Trebah garden. They claimed it was better than the … Continue reading

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Lots of climbing

Yesterday I was feeling quite sorry for Charles Rashleigh but I have to say, I’m feeling a lot sorrier for the people who live in the house used in Doc Martin for Doc Martin’s house. They have been forced to … Continue reading

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Never trust a Dingle

Spare a thought for Charles Rashleigh. He was a very successful businessman who realised how important the trade in China clay was to Cornwall. He stepped up to the mark and provided the funds to build a massive great harbour, … Continue reading

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Otter Creek and the Seal Factory

After a long, long lie in, we eventually left the house and headed down to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary. It had taken a bit of working out as to where we were going to go today because the weather was … Continue reading

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Crazy old people

For breakfast today, we decided to wander down to the (world famous) Mylor Cafe. As they say in their literature, it is the perfect place to people or boat watch. It’s directly over the road from the harbour and, on … Continue reading

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Water taxi, bollocks

Here in Cornwall, they have a pretty conclusive schedule of water transport options to get from one side of the Fal to the other. Sadly, none of them operate if there is a breath of wind or the merest sprinkle … Continue reading

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No wifi, no phone…still…

There were two things about today. Firstly the extraordinary queue of traffic leading up to Stonehenge. Now, obviously, there’s always a queue of traffic leading up to Stonehenge. It’s one of the things of British traffic legend, caused by the … Continue reading

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