Monday, 17 December 2018

A Fortnight in Cornwall #6 - To Port Isaac

Hi there everyone 😀

I know it feels like an absolute age since we were down in Cornwall but I still have a couple of posts to share with you starting with our trip to Port Isaac.

It was the second Monday of our two week break and the time was starting to pass really quickly, as it does once you get past the middle day of your holiday. It was the first full day that we'd spent on our own and we had a very slow start before heading for a very quick wander round Boscastle before sneaking in an ice cream on the way back to the car.

We headed down the coast to Port Isaac, driving in along the very narrow and bendy road through Port Gaverne, somewhere we have never actually stopped.

We managed to snag the last parking space on the cliffside car park before taking the coastal path around the point into the village.

Whilst it was a bit cloudy overhead the views back across the sea towards Tintagel and Boscastle were to die for ...
There were plenty of signs of autumn along the path ...

As you round the point the views south are pretty spectacular too ...
As usual there were plenty of gulls happy to take a photo call ...
In my opinion walking into the village via the coastal path is the best way to do it. It's a real treat. As well as the fabulous views out to sea you also get great views across to 'Doc Martin's Surgery', though we have been visiting long before Doc Martin had even been thought of ...
Walking into the village this way the path brings you out pretty much by the old school house ...
We always like to wander round to the back of the school house and into the car park ...
... where you can take in views out through the harbour ...
... across to 'Bert's Restaurant '...
... and back towards the slipway and the heart of the village ...
By the time we got into the village it was a beautiful bright warm sunny day which was a real treat after the last few days of wind and rain.

We wandered down to the slipway and sat for a while in the sun, just taking in the view ...

That's the school house you can see up on the cliff on the right of the photo.

To the left you get another view of 'Bert's Restaurant' with 'The Surgery' in the background ...

We headed back up the slipway and into the village, having a sneaky peak in the lifeboat station ...
I hung around for ages trying, unsuccessfully, to get a good photo of 'Mrs Tishell's' shop frontage ... there just too many people about and sadly this was the best I could do ...
We had a bit of a wander around the quirky narrow streets behind the shop frontages ... looking for Squeezy Belly Alley ...

We ended up back on the main street and it was time to head back up the hill ...
... and back along the coastal path to where we started.

I'm not sure if this fella had been sitting there all the while, or whether it was a different one ...
We love Port Isaac and had really enjoyed our visit, though, for this time of year, it was busier than I would normally have expected ... that Doc Martin has a lot to answer for 😀

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