Cornwall through Visitors Eyes.

Terry took all pictures on this post.
Terry took all pictures on this post.

So it was now off to Cornwall but Terry wanted to do a classic rail journey. The intrepid group got on the train at Exeter and got off at Saltash. This enabled them to go along the coast by Dawlish and cross the Tamar on Brunel’s Bridge.

Tamar Railway Bridge
Tamar Railway Bridge

I picked the others up from Saltash and we went to Cotehele House. This being an Elizabethan house on the banks of the Tamar, still as it was built; no electricity! After a good look round and a spot of lunch it was time to show Terry and Jenny our home.

It was a relax day and a chance for our travellers to catch up with their washing. We did manage to slip in a couple of hours in Porthleven for them to get a feel of the area.

Porthleven
Porthleven

Tuesday was a lovely autumn day so we decided on a walk to the Lizard. This is the most southerly point of mainland UK.  It had some great views and we had  some lunch on the way round.

In the evening Terry wanted to see if he could get a shot of the sunset. So we went to a great spot and saw  a  perfect sunset which he managed to shoot.

Mounts Bay Sunset
Mounts Bay Sunset

Next day it was off to St Ives and Penzance, no time off for good behaviour! Again the weather was great and so it was a perfect day to see them.

The next instalment was a two day road trip to Port Isaac and The Eden Project. Thursday was Jenny’s birthday and we had some treats lined up for them. Terry is a VERY keen fan of Doc Martin and so we had booked some rooms in the Old School House. We also had a great meal at Nathan Outlaws Kitchen in the evening. The weather on Friday had changed and so a visit to the Eden Project was perfect. It was then home for a final meal.

Saturday was the first storm of the season and it was touch and go about the flight out. After a 6 hour delay Terry and Jenny finally got out to start the Irish leg of their trip. We will miss them!

 

 

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