Wednesday, 7 September 2011

We Arrive in Fowey

We hadn't had a holiday in Cornwall for a few years and had decided earlier in the year that we must return this year to Cornwall. The debate was where to stay? We had previously stayed in Mousehole, St. Ives, near Port Isaac in a fabulous cottage - so good that we stayed there twice, Porth Navas - very Daphne du Maurier and various cottages in-between! We thought that Fowey or, as the locals pronounce it, "Foy" would be a good base as it was central to a few places that we wanted to visit.
On the way to Fowey we stopped in Ashburton for a bite to eat and to visit the second hand bookshop - no photos as it absolutely bucketed it down whilst we were there and we had some concerns that the holiday was going to be a wash-out!
We continued with our journey and as we crossed into Cornwall the rain ceased. We found the cottage and having managed to get the key from the combination lock secure box where it was stored we gained entry into what would be our home for the week.

It was an upside-down cottage with the kitchen come diner and lounge upstairs and the bedrooms being downstairs. The reason - spectacular views from the upstairs balcony area.
I wish that I had room in my tiny kitchen for a Smeg fridge. Some things you dream of owning and a Smeg fridge is one of the things that is on my list! Although the cottage wasn't the biggest we've ever stayed in - it was well kitted out and everything had been done to a high spec.

Luckily, the rainy weather held off for the whole week and although we only managed to go to the beach twice there was plenty for us to do.

The cottage was only a stones throw from a little cove and was perfect for families, especially those with young children. There was a pontoon that could be used to practice your diving skills and most importantly an ice-cream van was parked there every day. Did we have a lot of ice-cream - yes! The van was there till gone 7.00 p.m. and we just couldn't resist it!

The view of Polruan from the cottage.

In this photo you can see the pontoon I alluded to earlier.

After we'd unpacked our bags we drove into Fowey and managed to find a parking space - parking spaces are a bit tight in Fowey - in the town itself there is probably no more than 20 spaces. The only drawback to the cottage that we'd rented was that we had to pay and park in a long stay car park which was a quarter of a mile from the cottage. I initially thought that it would be a drag walking every day to the car but I actually enjoyed the exercise and the fresh air!

Our Daughter and the Other Half in Fowey.

Photos of Fowey.

More photos from Fowey!

A pretty cottage.

There were plenty of boats in the harbour.

There is something magical about boats - sets you thinking into escaping from the hum drum and daily grind even if only for half an hour.

We did look into a few estate agents windows as a few of the houses were for sale - of course, due to the location, there was a huge premium to pay! Oh, to win the lottery!

More boats!

We saw this shell sculpture.

And then we went in search of a restaurant for a bite to eat and to locate a convenience store to get some basic provisions before returning to the cottage for the evening.

Until next time,


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