Let the locals tell you how to pronounce Fowey.
Pleasure craft dot the harbour of Fowey.
Rook with a Book. Author Daphne du Maurier, who was born in London, lived in Fowey and wrote The Birds, which was adapted by Alfred Hitchcock for a film by the same name in 1963. This piece of art was created by the Thrussells, a father and son team.
The Ship Inn, the oldest pub in Fowey, affords tasty cask ales such as Proper Job.
The pre-eminent brewery, St. Austell, has beer in many places, including in The Custom House.
While the harbour is known for its pleasure craft, it is still a working harbour.
A huge lobster resides at the Heritage Lobster Hatchery.
The Mariners in Rock is a short ferry ride across the River Camel estuary.
Two excellent cask ales for extended sampling at The Mariners.
The Falmouth Hotel is noted for its Victorian architecture. The hotel dates from 1865 and overlooks Falmouth Bay.
Falmouth has a very deep harbour where a large number of cargo ships anchor in the bay. And Falmouth University has rapidly grown, perhaps by students inspired by comedienne Dawn French as its chancellor!?
The Seven Stars is a Grade II listed pub, having received its initial licence in 1660.
Penzance to St. Michael’s Mount
It was a hot and hazy day when I set off to walk the coastal route from Penzance to St. Michael’s Mount, a distance of five miles.
I finally reached the cobblestone walkway that had been revealed at low tide, steadily making my way on the uneven stones toward St. Michael’s Mount in the distance.
By the time I finally reached St. Michael’s Mount, the wait to get in was over an hour. My heart sank. I wiped the sweat from my brow and resolved to tour the outer walls of the harbour and the garden.
Having returned to Marazion, it was finally time to treat myself to a cask ale and lunch at The King’s Arms.
I spent most of August 2019 in Cornwall, England. This was my first visit to the county and it delivered panoramic views, great pubs and fine cask ales in abundance. I started in Penzance, and no I did not see a single pirate, just people immensely enjoying the seaside. I have selected a few images to highlight each area of Cornwall that I witnessed. And I did almost four weeks in England with only a carry-on bag, two weeks of clean clothes and the use of hotel washing services. I travelled by airplanes, trains, underground, buses, boats, taxis and on foot.
A view from my hotel room toward St. Michael’s Mount in the distance.
The engaging lady behind the bar at The Dock Inn must have been a huge fan of comedienne Dawn French as she had her down pat, serving up great banter with the regulars and tourists alike.
A stunning moonlit evening shot.
A few nights later the sky was black and foreboding.
The Longboat was reliable for food and cask ale.
The Turk’s Head is the oldest pub in Penzance, having associations with pirates over 700 years ago.
Venice…stunning canals, colourful buildings and light playfully interact while all the visitor has to do is sit languidly and sip a full-bodied red wine and let the mind wander.
The Naked Ladies are located in the gardens of York House, Twickenham, London, England, the history of which is detailed further down the page.
St. Paul’s Cathedral is always stunning no matter the angle of the shot or the time of day.