Travel Blogs from Washaway
After a lovely 2.5 drive, with only one wrong turn (amazing for us) we have arrived in beautiful Cornwall. We have lost our mountains and now have gentle green slopes as we head for the coast. At first I was sorry that we were going to stay 2 miles out of Bodmin in Washaway. Bodmin was nothing special but our accomodation in Washaway was …
I'm tired and a little more confident. We've eaten pretty well after today's exertions, which always feels like living to me. I've broken the back of Cornwall and it's reliable undulations. Several experienced buddies have said that Cornwall is some of the hardest riding of the trip and I'm encouraged to have coped with it. I can't feel my legs, though that might be the Glenfiddich.
... extreme westerly point of mainland England.
Day 4 - Saturday 21st Sept.
Today was a free day for us to explore the historic town of Falmouth. We had numerous options for filling in our day. We chose a ferry trip to St Mawes, where we visited St Mawes Castle, built during the reign of Henry VIII. Another quaint fishing village with more unique galleries & shops.
Home very foot sore & weary.
... an attractive market town & the birthplace of Sir Francis Drake, here we discovered the award winning Pannier Marketplace, just wonderful, could have spent hours there. Also passed the famous Dartmoor prison which is soon to cease operation.
Next stop - Port Isaac (Port Wenn for TV) the location of Doc Martin. Saw the Doc's house, Louise's school & Bert's restaurant.
Last but by no means least on today's itinerary was our lunch at ...
... not that I'm wanting it to fly by! As the coach pulled away leaving my family stood there waving, behind their sunglasses which were hiding the tears, it dawned on me. I'm off. I'm on my way to Asia. Alone. The excitement is slowly building and it's starting to feel real! This time tomorrow I'll be backpacking in the Middle East commencing this long awaited adventure! ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility