Saturday, 19 September 2015
It was a very early start to get down to Cornwall as Marina was picking up her new car. While she was doing that I decided that it was a good opportunity to acquaint myself with the hotel. Unfortunately the room wasn't ready to I decided to check out the 'Tribute' Ale in the bar while awaiting her return. I am pleased to say it was as good as I remembered. Falmouth is famous for its harbour. Together with Carrick Roads, it forms the third deepest natural harbour in the world, and the deepest in Western Europe. It is has been the start or finish point of various round-the-world record-breaking voyages, such as those of Sir Francis Chichester and Dame Ellen MacArthur. During World War II the United States Navy had a large base in Falmouth harbour as well as an army base in the town. I felt give it's Maritime history that it was important to look the part. No trip to Cornwall would be the same without a visit to Harlyn Bay. The beach was exrtemely busy considering it was quite an overcast day. Another place always worth a visit is Padstow which always seems to be busy. Lots of people around the harbour edge with their crab lines. Judging by the creatures captured in their buckets they were doing very nicely too. On the way home we called at Bosveal and walked down to the beach at Durgan alongside the Helford Estuary. It is right next to the gardens at Glendurgan a sheltered and exotic valley that leads to the Helford River.