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Travel Blogs from Padstow
... extreme westerly point of mainland England.
Day 4 - Saturday 21st Sept.
Today was a free day for us to explore the historic town of Falmouth. We had numerous options for filling in our day. We chose a ferry trip to St Mawes, where we visited St Mawes Castle, built during the reign of Henry VIII. Another quaint fishing village with more unique galleries & shops.
Home very foot sore & weary.
... wild ponies & because of the inclement weather covered in mist. Another quaint village where we stopped for coffee was Widecombe.
Last night we stayed at the Two Bridges Hotel in Dartmoor which was built in 1770. Many famous guests have stayed there over its 240 year history including Vivienne Leigh, Winston Churchill, Wallace Simpson, Nicholas Cage.
Left Dartmoor after breakfast - travelled through more narrow roads & bridges ...
... view of the castle ruins was sufficient. We set off back up the track, my walks around Georgetown have become a memorable doddle after trekking back up to Tintagel village. It was heart attack territory, nice of them to put in the occaisional park seat along the way, they were a blessing. I think we walked off ten Cornish Ppastys on that treck.
For those unaware Tintagel Castle is ...
... to keep Mrs Brown happy.
From there north skirting the Cornish Atlantic coast to just before Wadebridge and a lovely bar/restaurant for a Sunday carvery Pork Roast.
Found some more single lane roads finding our way into Port Isaac and looking for The Gallery B & B, where we are booked in for tomorrow night!! Got lucky, they had a cancellation so we are here for two nights..
... subside. It finally eased enough for me to get the car and drive Lona to the pub and unload while I took the car back to the car park. We are now warm and dry and esconsed in our room overlooking the main drag, where a police car just flashed past with full sirens. I guess we will just have to go down to the bar shortly and try to hold back on any more than two pints, it's a sacrifice, but I think I can ...