Sunday 7 May 2023

A Stroll Through Fowey, Cornwall With 30 Photos

Today I'm in Fowey (pronounced Foy). I wandered down the Esplanade and then into the town. I like this route as there are some lovely views over the Fowey River. 

I was lucky as the sky was mostly blue, though a bit changeable.

Looking backwards the open sea wasn't quite so blue.

As I continued walking everything looked  bright and colourful.

Good to see bluebells in one of the gardens.

Finally I was in the town by the Ship Inn.

On the quay people were gathering for boat trips or the ferry across the river to Polruan.

 Next is 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.

Here's the small Polruan ferry.

A Border Force ship sails by.

 Boat trips along the river are available.

Small boats on the river.

I continued walking up Customs House Hill ...

... and passed by the small Albert Quay where Queen Victoria visited back in 1846.

I now reached the house from where Daphne du Maurier published her first novel: the large house with blue shutters.

The house is called Ferryside as it is next to the Fowey to Bodinnick car and passenger ferry as below.

Further along the river is from where local china clay is exported

I've now turned in the opposite direction to head to Fowey town. First though two photos of refreshment establishments.

There are cottages on the narrow road towards the town. This cottage is called Du Maurier Reach

More cottages and all is quiet.

I have now reached some of the town shops.

This colourful mural leads to a pub.

Back to boats and yachts near the quay.

I'm now heading back to the Esplanade, retracing my steps.

A large terrace of cottages which overlook the Fowey river.

After the cottages are views of the River Fowey looking across to Polruan.

To finish my stroll a glance at the river before returning to my car.

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  1. Wunderschöne Aufnahmen.

  2. Lovely photo's Mike such interesting architecture in the cottages and the views across the river. Blue skies make such a difference. 😊

    1. Hello David, the blue sky certainly makes everything more positive. Fowey is one of my favourites to visit. Trust all is well, good wishes.

  3. Goodness, it must be thirty-five years since I was last in Fowey, and it looks exactly the same. How lovely. Thank you for taking me on a walk through the town on such a lovely day, Mike.

    1. Hello, Fowey hasn't changed much over the years. While waiting for our house purchase to be completed, many years ago, we stayed in a cottage in Fowey for about three months. It's a special time we always remember. All good wishes.

  4. Hello Mike, how lovely to see these photos. I have been lots of times in Fowey with my husband and children when they were younger. We did some crabbing and always ate cake in The Dwelling House on their patio. Lovely memories and I hope to visit again. Hartelijke groet, Mirjam from the Netherlands

    1. Thanks so much for your kind words. I've always thought of Fowey as a special place. Also there is a lovely walk on the opposite side of the river. All good wishes.



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