Newquay Fish Festival

I visited this last year and was glad that my visit to Newquay this year, coincided with the festival. Once again I was able to eat mackerel fillets that had been freshly smoked in a makeshift smoker built out of an old filing cabinet.

Summer Holiday 2011 Day 10 – Trelissick and Falmouth

Had a walk through the woods at Trelissick and along the banks of the River Fal. Had lunch and spent the afternoon in Falmouth.


The Tolverne restaurant (aka Smugglers Cottage) is situated on the riverbank between Falmouth and Truro. I had passed it on a couple of occasions as I travelled by boat and had been meaning to stop off for a visit for some time

Fal Weather

Took a boat trip up-river from Falmouth to Truro today. The deep river is being used to store around 20 large container ships that would normally be used to transport cars, but that are currently surplus to requirements because of the current state of the economy.


The day after Zennor and I am feeling it in my legs – an easy day was called for. Headed out to Pendennis Castle – somewhere I have visited often, but always worth it. Since my last visit there have been a few changes. First they have introduced guided tours to parts of the militaryContinue reading “Bang!”

SatNav Thrill Ride

I knew that the major roads were not the most direct route so I hit (for the first time) the “Detour” button on the SatNav.This immediately diverted me onto some lesser roads and it was not long before it was telling to turn onto roads I would never normally consider.Soon I was directed down the narrowest roads I have ever driven on – so narrow, that it I were to have broken down, I would have been trapped as it would have been impossible to open the doors!…. This time I took a boat up the river Fal to Truro.This was a much more interesting trip and the best way to see Truro.