Thursday, April 20, 2017

Some Big Boats At Falmouth



Yesterday we tried to visit St Ives but the huge car park was full, change of plan needed.  Leaving St Ives we noticed a park and ride at Lelant Saltings Railway Station to  St Ives, so we'll try that next week when the children have gone back to school.

We ended up in Falmouth and enjoyed  looking at all the little boats in the harbour and the big boats or should that be ships in the docks. On the pier you could have a boat trip but we settled for a ham and salad roll in a crusty  cob freshly made at the Rowes bakery. We didn't  feel like a pasty today. 

Today we headed for  Penrose, an estate with wooded countryside around Cornwall's biggest lake. The grounds are run by the National  Trust.  We had quite a long walk along a bridleway to see Loe Bar which is a huge sand covered shingle barrier separating Loe Pool from the sea. Lovely views from the headland and the weather was amazing. It's well worth a visit and you can download  a map of the walks on the estate on the National Trust site. There's  a cafe and toilets on site too.....makes a good ice cream stop.

We're  back in the cottage and Ben's ate his food and is now fast asleep on his furry mat. Eric's also asleep!  I think I wore the pair of them out. I'm enjoying no dishes to wash as there's  a dishwasher. There's  also a bath with endless  hot water so feeling rather pampered.

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