There are pleasant views from the Esplanade, as it's quite high and looks across the Fowey River.
Some of the homes on the edge have a distinct style. Below is The Crab Pot.
On the opposite side of the River Fowey is the lovely village of Polruan.
The house below, one of a terrace, has views of the river - as can be seen by looking through the window!
At the end of the Esplanade we turn right and head into Fowey town. A little damp underfoot because of a fine drizzle!
We soon reach the quayside. Looks so different in the sunshine months when the trees are full of leaves - and there are people strolling about.
Looking along the river from the quayside.
From the quay we walk into Fowey town with the parish church standing high above the shops.
There is an interesting mix of shops.
The Well House Tea Rooms below was once a merchant's house and is said to date back to 1430. It also offers Bed and Breakfast.
Moving on to the Quay Bakery.
Nearly opposite is the Fowey Harbour Office and steps down to the river. There is a sign on the wall stating that: Queen Victoria and Prince Albert landed on this quay on September 8th, 1846.
There is a display on the office wall.
The road wiggles a bit and have to be aware that cars also use the road.
The road gets quite narrow.
There's The Old Police House at number 44.
The small house below has an unusual gate with a Cornish chough bird and the Cornish flag.
Next is somewhere to sit alongside Isla, the Rook with a Book.
Isla celebrates the author Daphne Du Maurier's legacy and her love of Fowey, where she lived.
One of her books includes 'The Birds' which was adapted for Alfred Hitchcock's classic film of the same name.
Isla was unveiled by Daphne's son and is on loan to the Town of Fowey,
If we look across the river we can see the blue shuttered home, to the right of the photo, where Daphne Du Maurier once lived. She was living here when her first book, The Loving Spirit, was published.
The village seen is Bodinnick.
Walking a little further we reach the Fowey to Bodinnick car ferry - also for cyclists and foot passengers. A crossing of some sort is thought to have been here since the 13th century.
Further still along the Fowey River is where large boats are filled with china clay for transportation.
We traced our steps from here. Another attractive cottage.
Once back on the Esplanade, where we started walking, it's all uphill.
In the distance, in the middle of the following photo, is St.Catherine's Castle high on the cliffs. I visited this a while back. See my post:
St. Catherine's Castle, near Ready Money Cove, Fowey, Cornwall
A wonderful tour of Fowey. I like the building style of the houses and shops, even the clay works look interesting.ReplyDelete
Thanks David. All looks so much better in the summer (hopefully!). Many years ago, when we were waiting to move into our house, we stayed in Fowey in a small cottage for about five weeks - so has some happy memories for us.Delete