The Malmar Hotel
Travel Blogs from Trenance
... 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 ...
... harbour. We had to drive through some cold climate rainforest and got the feeling this is 'hill billy' territory of the first order. Small steams running strongly after recent rain and the road surface was muddy, greasy and challenging.
Pleased to be back onto somewhat wider roads in another attempt to reach St Ives but again balked at the necessity to negotiate the stressful lanes in city traffic and so ended up grabbing a few photos ...
... 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 ...
... including extensive practice areas.
Through Rock and Trezdrizzick, past Wadebridge and into the harbour of Padstow. Pretty little sea side township that seems to have outgrown its quaint waterfront.
Back towards Port Isaac via a tiny village called St Kew which consists of a very old church (with accompanying cemetry), child care centre in old rectory, house and Inn. Had planned to eat at the old and very interesting Inn but not open ...
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.