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Today was another great day to be on holiday. After breakfast we spent a few hours in patchy sunshine fully exploring Port Isaac. Up and down the village's hills, in and out of lane ways, walkways, while taking lots of photos at every viewpoint. We saw it all reading a local guide as we went.
Found "The Entry" ('Squeeze-ee-belly Alley') the Guinness Book Of Records lists as the narrowest public thoroughfare in the world being just 45cm wide. Every cottage has its own ...
... off by the narrow streets and drove on to Mousehole.
This amazingly beautiful village sits around a small man made harbour which offers protection to a variety of small boats. Was low tide when we arrived and all boats were high and dry. Some lovely sandy beach was bisected by a fast flowing fresh water stream. Walked the tiny streets and checked out the tourist shops and quaint water front cottages. Had fish and chips for lunch sitting ...
Today we set out on a longer journey and ended up travelling over 250km over 8 hours. Initially we headed for Truro city. Bought tickets for a musical matinee for Thursday afternoon and then walked a little around the centre of the city. Cheryl was impressed with Lakeland kitchenwares and bought a set of cutting tools for making ginger bread houses. We shared another great Cornish pasty while walkimg past the Town Hall and Cathederal.
... 00 so deciced to head home and come back for a meal another day.
Back home to Port Isaac at about 17.00 after a round trip of about 30 miles ( 50km).
Cheryl cooked chicken casserole, we had a drink and did some internet searches for future plans and tomorrow's activities. Weather forecast is better but not wonderful.
Enjoyed two episodes of Doc Martin on ITV - could work out the filming location of many sceens and will be on the look out for others. ...
23) Dominican Republic
26) Northern Ireland.
It's now 26! That's 9 new countries in 11 months. I've been to 12 countries during 2012! That's quite impressive I think.
It means only 4 to go next year.
I am currently planning the Netherlands for the week before my 30th...I am loving this challenge.
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility