Friday, 6 May 2022

Walking by the River Fowey and Fowey Town, Cornwall

As we walked along the Esplanade at Fowey all was quiet and peaceful. A sailing boat made its way silently towards the sea.

As we reached the town there were a few people wandering about, mostly tourists. The chill in the air must have kept people indoors - though goodness knows why.

The quay was quiet and the ferry, which crosses the the river to Polruan, had very few passengers.

By the quay is the Marine Aquarium.

The cruise ship Ocean Nova was anchored on the opposite side of the river.

We walked along Fore Street passed The Lugger pub. The oldest pub in Fowey, however, is the Ship Inn which was built way back in 1570.

A few small boats moored on the river.

An abundance of flowers spill over the road just before Customs House Hill.

The road is narrow, very narrow, luckily it's one way traffic.

More of the river.

The photo below shows the car and passenger ferry which crosses the river to Bodinnick.

The house by the river, with blue shutters, I have mentioned in several posts. This is where Daphne du Maurier was living when her first book was published.

About turn as we return in the direction of Fowey Quay to devour a Cornish Pasty - mine  a veggie version.

 The church grass has been allowed to grow, which somehow makes it more inviting.

After consuming our pasties - okay plus a pastry and coffee we made our way back along the Esplanade to where our car is parked.

The cruise ship can be seen from the water's edge. Always a pleasure to visit Fowey whatever the season.

ANOTHER DAY - had a flying visit into St. Austell.

It was good to see flowers. The tulips seem to have lasted well.

YET ANOTHER DAY - My wife had a dentist appointment in Truro so, while she had her check-up, I walked to Truro's Victoria Park. I met a strange lady while on my way!

I passed the Cornwall Council building - note the languages are in English and Cornish.

The gardens are next to the County Courts.

Here I am in the park with the bandstand in the distance.

A water fountain and ...

... a close up of the traditional bandstand.

More water but only a trickle of a stream.

The viaduct is used by trains. Below is a pleasant walk through the trees.

A few of the mature trees look outwards to a view of the city.

As I wandered I came across this memorial, so a touch of sadness.

The gardens were originally created to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.

That's all I have time for so I head for the steps in the photo below I'll be back at the County Courts and can retrace my steps back to my wife's dentist - it seems all went okay.

Thanks for visiting my blog. All good wishes ~ Mike.

Here's a post of a lovely walk from Fowey: The Magical Hall Walk at Fowey Cornwall - With Lots of Photos
and also a May flower post : May Flowers In Cornwall


  1. Lovely photo's Mike, Fowey is such a nice place, good to see blue skies and fluffy clouds. Enjoy the weekend and beware of strange ladies in St. Austel.

    1. Thanks David, I try to keep my distance from strange ladies! Fowey always has something of interest: the river, boats a and the town. Have an interesting weekend.

  2. What a beautiful day you had available to take these photos. Fowey looks like a delightful town with an abundance of flowers and colors. It certainly is nice to see a sailboat and be reminded of the summer days to come! Lovely photos as usual. I’m not really Anonymous, I’m Ann and having some issues with my Google comments. Take care!

    1. Hello Anonymous Ann! Good to hear from you. Hope life is being kind to you.
      I always enjoy our visits to Fowey. It's pleasant to sit by the river and munch on a Cornish pasty - after a good walk of course. Good wishes.

  3. What a delightful place Fowey still is, Mike. I’m so pleased to see it hasn’t changed from how I remember it. Your photos are gorgeous. I do like the tulips in the foreground. They give a lovely perspective to the more prosaic high street behind them.

    1. Hello, yes Fowey remains the same in many ways I'm glad to say. The town will start to get busier as the weather improves. I like to visit out of season. Good wishes.

  4. Hello Mike, I greatly enjoyed your Fowey walk. I trust the pasty and coffee went down well? Truro's Victoria Park is just lovely isn't it - with such a fine bandstand! Now, did you stop and have a chat with that strange headless woman in Truro??? ;)




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