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Fowey, Cornwall: short break

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I had always wanted to visit Fowey, since reading about Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch – also known as ‘Q’ – who inspired Helene Hanff’s love of English literature. Apart from “84 Charing Cross Road”, she wrote (among others) “Q’s Legacy” which entertainingly gives the background to her famous book. Before going, I contacted a bookshop in Fowey to ask if they would be interested in buying some of Q’s books; they asked me to bring them (and paid me a surprising amount)!

So we booked a house with a view, and our younger son who lives in Falmouth drove up to join our brief holiday. We arrived in blazing sunshine:

OH on the terrace with welcome cuppa.

View from the terrace:


The little patch of garden with blue Geranium Rozanne(?)and California Poppies:


A handsome ‘pirate ship’ in the bay – see the huge skull on the stern?!

One of our outings was to the Pinetum and Pine Lodge Gardens on the outskirts of St Austell.

The next two photos show the ‘Winter Garden’

I liked the Japanese Garden, though it was shady:

I really fancied this Pseudopanax in their nursery, but we’re supposed to be downsizing :((

This is Polridmouth beach which we came to at the end of our last walk . . . and then had a hard climb back up the cliff path to the car park!

Although we also visited Polperro, Looe, the lovely Talland Bay and Polkerris, I didn’t take photos there as the weather was wild and wet and windy. Lovely beach cafes though – yummy scallops – and great memories of a break that seemed longer than four days!!

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Thanks for sharing your break with us Sheila, it's another beautiful(one of many) places in Cornwall.OH looks quite at home there with his cuppa, and the view was amazing....is he thinking about a move?!!!!Lol Gardens looked stunning.

20 Sep, 2013

 

It looks beautiful - glad you enjoyed your break. So lovely to be right by the sea. The house looks lovely!

20 Sep, 2013

 

Thanks very much Gralew and Mel. Yes, being by the sea is always a treat . . . all that ozone does us a power of good!

20 Sep, 2013

 

Beautiful, Sheila, and that's what I call a Japanese garden!!! My relative is in sheltered living looking across to Fowey....always remind her how lucky she is.There is always something going on in that stretch of water.

20 Sep, 2013

 

I love that area...... stayed at that hotel in Talland bay for my 50th, in the garden room....french doors onto our own little garden with rhodos and cammelias, your place in Fowey looks beautiful with a fantastic view...thanks for the lovely mermories xxx

20 Sep, 2013

 

What a terrific place Sheila - glad to read you all had a good time. Thanks for sharing with us :)

20 Sep, 2013

 

Many thanks all!

Julia - your relative maybe lives in Polruan (across the bay in my second pic)?

Lucky you Pam, that sounds idyllic :))

Yes, we were lucky Scottish, thank you.

20 Sep, 2013

 

very lovely...

20 Sep, 2013

 

A beautiful part of the world, pleased you had reasonable weather, loved your view from the terrace.
We grow several pseudopanax not reliably hardy though!!

20 Sep, 2013

 

That 2nd photo is such an amazing view, Sheila, fancy seeing that every morning...........wonderful.

20 Sep, 2013

 

Thanks Dotty, and thanks for the tip: probably just as well that I didn't succumb to temptation then!

Thanks Gill - yes, the view was the reason I booked that cottage - wonderful to watch the activity every day :))

21 Sep, 2013

 

I can imagine Sheila, I would never leave the window!

21 Sep, 2013

 

Well that certainly made me a little homesick! I used to dream about retiring to Fowey, as do many other, I'm sure. Lovely photos, Sheila, thanks for alerting me to your blog.

21 Sep, 2013

 

Thanks for visiting Elke :)

21 Sep, 2013

 

As you may remember, Sheila, we visited Fowey when we stayed at Looe/Polperro area ... isn't it just the most fabulous place? Thanks for sharing your visit with us ... :o)

22 Sep, 2013

 

Thanks Shirley . . . yes, just love all that coastline :)))

22 Sep, 2013

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