Merchants Manor

Western Terrace, Falmouth, Cornwall, England, TR11 4QN, United Kingdom | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Falmouth

Bidding Ed farewell and resting

A travel blog entry by debandkeith on Aug 11, 2014

3 comments, 1 photo



I awake according to my custom before 5am:

Seagulls circling early,

Calling

"Come join us".

It's a rest day and we take the time to farewell Ed onto the London train and focus on preparing ourselves for the next stage of this adventure.

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Day 7 - Hard going with heavy packs and hurricane

A travel blog entry by debandkeith on Aug 10, 2014

1 comment, 7 photos

... it keeps pulling the bag down. We trudge through deep mud around the flood plain and the muscles in my neck and shoulders are struggling with the pain and a persistent headache arises. It’s clear to me there will be no pleasure in today and I know Debby is struggling as well.

This is just wrong; it’s not how I wanted my last day with Ed to be. I wanted to enjoy it and I am instead cast down in a bleak mood and ...

Passing through the ages to negotiate the Fal

A travel blog entry by debandkeith on Aug 09, 2014

5 photos

... with the trillions of microbes that live in every gram of soil and were resting alongside the pores of my skin. Somehow we are being transported to another world, and yet it is still this world, the one I cruise across the surface of, without recognition for most of my life. We eat hardboiled eggs and cold marmite toast with tomatoes bought from a family garden along the way, yet today the food is irrelevant, as I am filled to overflowing by ...

All the magic of Kennall Vale nature reserve

A travel blog entry by debandkeith on Aug 08, 2014

5 photos

... carrying a heavier pack, in excess of 20kgs, and it weighs heavy on me. However, if the memory provides some support for me, both Ed and Debby are having problems adjusting their packs which are new to them and in Debby's case the weight is a few kilograms heavier than she feels is manageable. They work at their fittings, adjusting here, pulling a strap there and slowly we fall into a rhythm. The walk takes us out around St. ...

Walking the backlanes and paths of Cornwall

A travel blog entry by debandkeith on Aug 07, 2014

3 comments, 5 photos

... end we had reached Crowan and once again found calm and peace.

Another highlight today was finding we could once again feast on blackberries by the roadside which have all come into season. They became refreshment to help us scale Tregonning Hill where we sat with 360 degree views. In this airy environment we could gaze at the sea on either side of Cornwall and our lunch seemed that much ...

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Location

This 3 star hotel, located on Western Terrace, Falmouth, is near Trebah Gardens, National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Pendennis Castle, and St. Mawes Castle.
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