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.

Thanks for visiting my blog

Friday 28 April 2023

Cornwall's Eden Project with 23 Photos

Today I'm at Cornwall's Eden Project with it's huge biomes (as above). There is also much more to view. We started off by walking an ancient path, with lots of moss and greenery on the large Cornish stones.

Moving on with a view  towards the biomes.

Getting ever closer to those biomes.

I'm not sure why I snapped a photo of this succulent, but it seemed lonely!

Here we are now in the Mediterranean Biome. It's pleasantly warm with lots of colourful flowers and plants.

A few people taking photos and enjoying the colours.

More photos of the plants in the Mediterranean biome.

No doubt you'll recognise the wicker animal amongst the palms.

Erm, well yes, I'm still in the same biome!  The next two photos represent the festivities of Dionysus: wine and fertility - and perhaps a little more wine.

Back to normal - a tulip.

On leaving the Mediterranean warmth - this man was walking up the side of the biome! Most unexpected.

Unfortunately we didn't have time to visit the Rain Forest biome, but here are three photos I took on a previous visit.

That's all for today, thanks for visiting my blog - Mike.

A Zen saying: There's no meaning to a flower unless it blooms.


A Walk to Pentewan Village, Beach and Harbour

It was a sunshine day so we decided on a walk to Pentewan along the Pentewan Trail starting from the bridge as shown above. ...