St. Petroc's Hotel and Bistro
Travel Blogs from Padstow
Day 3 - Friday 20th Sept.
The weather is much improved, bright sunshine, so ideal for our drive to the old fishing town of St Ives. Here we sampled the famous Cornish Pasty (that is how they spell it over here) for lunch & viewed the many wonderful galleries including the St Ives Tate.
We then journeyed through the unique landscape of tiny Iron Age fields bounded by stone walls, stone circles & the remains ...
... 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 ...
... the carpark and we headed back to Port Isaac.
After a pasty lunch we strolled down to the harbour, I found a bowl of cockles at last, but at 2 quid for a tiny bowl I hope Westward Ho! can offer something better. We awalked up as far as the Docs house for a photo.
We are now back in our comfortable room watching the evening news and thinking maybe a fish and chips supper may be the go.
... 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..
... down at the station was the instruction at the bar. Without knowing quite where the station was we proceeded via large signs to the council car park and paid 5.70 pounds for a 24 hour ticket. Pay & Display. Wandered back towards the Longboat to find the station car park would have cost 1.90!!! Bugger!! By now it was raining quite hard so we stayed at the staion cafe for a sandwich and waited an hour for the ...