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... identified most used Doc Martin llcarions over the week. This morning we finished with a visit to Mrs Tyshell's Chemist which is in fact a sweets shop when not a Doc Martin location. Chatted with the owner (Mike Meakins) who shared quite a lot about how the village changes when filming is underway. There are a number of Doc Martin references, stickers and posters in the shop.Mike tells us it takes 7 hrs to transform his shop into a chemist and then they shoot all required ...
Despite being very grey when we woke, today has been our best day weather wise for some time. The skies cleared as we headed south and we were blessed with blue skies and bright sunshine fo the whole day. Even the locals were surprised with the 16° maximum.
After the first stretch of narrow roads via St Kew (including being parked up for some time while a herd of dairy cows used the road) we we able to use main highways south west until ...
... names come across - "St Just in Rosewood", "Clock and Keys", "West Taphouse" etc.
Heaced east to Charlestown and walked around this historical sailing boat harbour. Found a wonderful Neptune carved from a huge tree trunk and walked past very old stone church. Cottages here namec after the trade of the owner - Wheelwright, The Cooperage, Cobbler, etc.
Further east to Fowey. Decided to park and walk down into the village. Another easy ...
... quality skype sessions with Trina, Matt and later Jenny.
Weather improved a little later in the day so about 14:00 we set off on a drive to some nearby villages. Surprised nearby Port Quin consisted of nothing but a steep twisting road down into a bay, a few houses and then a similarly steep climb, on now familiar narrow roads, back up to the flatter farming lands.
Have noted a number of wind farms in Cornwall - all with about a dozen ...
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.