Sunday, 19 February 2012

A week in Cornwall

On Friday we travelled down to Cornwall for a week.  We are here to join our friends Ian and Yvonne and their family to celebrate Yvonne’s birthday on Sunday and Doug’s birthday on Tuesday.  We are staying just outside Looe at a cottage in Morval.


This is our little cottage for the week – sleeps two – very cosy.

We had a quick excursion out to Looe and Polperro on Saturday – this brings back some distant memories for James who had a holiday cottage near here a long time ago.  The weather was a bit damp as we did our bit of sight seeing around Polperro and, as the weather turned even damper, we hunkered down in one of the pubs for a spot of lunch.  The open fire was a great treat!


James on the slip at Polperro harbour.  A typical little Cornish harbour village with very picturesque cottages and tiny, narrow streets – and it’s even nicer out of season!


A view out to sea from the natural harbour entrance at Polperro.

The coast road out of  West Looe takes you to a dead end at Hannafore Point.  It’s a very quiet area with a few very nice houses and a view across to St George’s Island.  With the tide out you can explore a large area of rocks and rock pools and, although the island might look very close, you still need a boat to get there!


The sun was very bright, hence the dark picture – this is Doug and Oscar enjoying the rock pools.  The island used to be owned by two ladies (sisters) who used to pack off some of the earliest daffodils of the season to the London markets.  The island, with just one house on it, is now held in trust to keep it in it’s natural state. 


Looking from the island towards the mainland the small community of Hannafore enjoys a fantastic position facing south towards the island, with the hills behind shielding them from north winds.  Very nice!

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