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... 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.
... an attractive market town & the birthplace of Sir Francis Drake, here we discovered the award winning Pannier Marketplace, just wonderful, could have spent hours there. Also passed the famous Dartmoor prison which is soon to cease operation.
Next stop - Port Isaac (Port Wenn for TV) the location of Doc Martin. Saw the Doc's house, Louise's school & Bert's restaurant.
Last but by no means least on today's itinerary was our lunch at ...
... birthplace of King Arthur of Round Table fame, very legendary as the story spans about 1000 years in the making. Camelot for instance is reputed to be somewhere near Wells in Somerset about 100 miles away!!
You can surely learn more on Google.
We tried to rekindle memories of Boscastle but again parking was a problem and along with a downpour disuaded us from stopping, so a quick ...
... shack housed a broad cockney who took about 7 quid off us for admission, a further lengthy climb got us eventually to some scttered stones and the makings of a group of round houses which originally had very thick walls about 7 ft high, divided into "courtyards" and roofed round house dwellings. The courtyards were either work areas, gardens or for livestock. They were inhabited by friendly ...
... 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 ...