Thursday 12 November 2020

Fowey - The Cornish Town With Narrow Streets and River Views - 18 Photos

Kindly note the photos were taken a few days prior to Coronavirus lockdown.

During October and November we have to accept variations in the weather. On the day we visited Fowey there was light rain, dark clouds, fluffy clouds and also sunshine. A mixed bag as you will see from the photos.

We made our way to Fowey quay, as above, and then to the narrow Fore Street which follows the river.

Everything got a bit crowded though, when the town bus stopped to pick up waiting passengers.

The street is very narrow and got quite congested, when the fish delivery van joined the other vehicles.

As I have said, Fore Street is very narrow so it's fortunate that it is one way only.

We meandered along the street ... 

... until there was space to look at the river and the moored lifeboats.

Corners in the road can be a bit sharp.

As it was getting near lunch time we bought Cornish pasties and take-away coffees at the Cornish Bakery. Being a vegetarian mine was a veggie pasty.

We found a perfect large, empty seat by the ferry, overlooking the river.

I always enjoy the views along the River Fowey.

Suddenly the sun popped out and it was like a different world.

Looking across the river.

The trees are losing their leaves and many of the small boats are tucked up for the winter.

The Fowey quay became a much brighter place and people were enjoying the sunshine.

After our lunch we headed for the Esplanade passing The Ship Inn.

There are lovely views from the Esplanade, across the River Fowey. A few palm trees in the gardens.

On the other side of the river is Polruan. The ferry from the quay takes passengers across.

Darker clouds were forming as we made our way back to our car.

We always enjoy visiting Fowey, reminds us of the time we stayed here in a small cottage while awaiting our house purchase to be completed. Happy Days!  Gosh, that was many years ago - before our son was born and now he has a family. How time flies.

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  1. What a lovely post, Mike... and I would have followed your lead over choice of pasty!

    1. Hello Caroline, thanks. Luckily there are some excellent vegetable pasties. Good to hear from you, all good wishes.

  2. Things always appear better when the sun shines. I remember the narrow streets and little alleyways at Fowey when we holidayed in Cornwall, many years ago, and also how steep they were.
    My favourite place then was Mousehole but Fowey was a close second. These are lovely photo's Mike.

  3. Mousehole is a lovely little village, though we don't get there very often. Also the nearby Minack theatre is very special - when the virus isn't about!

    Thanks David.




  We had to make a short visit to Fowey so I snapped a few quick photos as we walked. The first two are views on the way from the Fowey car ...