Blogs from Fowey, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, Europe


Europe » United Kingdom » England » Cornwall » Fowey September 24th 2018

Mark had printed the bus timetable between Mevagissey and Fowey via St Austell and suggested we take the bus at 13:00 for Fowey. It takes an approximately hour, but roadworks were carried on around Tyewardreath village, and it took longer than the scheduled and it made us arrive the destination at 14.30. We got off the hilly road, ‘Browns Hill’. I found the footpath leading down the church and was told that we would reach the town centre by following the footpath. Having walked down, I found the bookshop, The Bookend of Fowey, where I wanted to visit for a long time. I soon found bookshelves stocked with numerous books written by Daphne du Maurier and her sister, Angela du Maurier. I took down the titles which hadn’t read. I found these books, e.g. Hungry Hill, ... read more
Poltuan, opposite harbour to Fowey
Mill Factory Complex

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Cornwall » Fowey July 27th 2017

It’s Thursday 27thJuly and I am writing this first blog entry during a flight from London to Copenhagen. We left Oz about four weeks ago. After just one overnight stop in London, where we had dinner with my sisters and Ken, we hired a car the next day and drove to Cornwall via Guildford where we spent an evening with Michael and his girlfriend Amy. We arrived at our Cornish cottage at Polruan after a long 5 hour drive the next day. You can imagine how exhausted Joyce and I were after all that travelling and still suffering from jet lag. After landing in London on the Thursday we were at our rented cottage Saturday evening. We were blown away at how pretty the village was and the location with great views from our cottage. I ... read more
Polruan- View from Cottage Window
Polruan - Dawn view from cottage
Perranuthnoe- View from house

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Cornwall » Fowey August 25th 2016

After our wonderful but long time in Dartmouth we were definitely ready to move. Whenever you talk to people on the dock you pick up tips on places to go. Our friends Sandi & Colin had given us many pointers as well so after all of this input we noticed that a few of the same places kept popping up on everyone’s list. One was Salcombe which wasn’t too far away from Dartmouth and the next one was the River Yealm. In looking at our weather we decided to take advantage of a good day and traveled the longer distance to the River Yealm as we figured we could always stop in Salcombe on the way back east. The coast line here is beautiful with large cliffs, hills with plenty of sheep in the fields, and ... read more
One of Many Lighthouses Along the Coast
Enjoying Our Sail
On Our Way to River Yealm from Dartmouth

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Cornwall » Fowey August 11th 2014

11thAugust Falmouth to Fowey – 23nm. A cold but fast trip as we had the tide with us. Didn't leave Falmouth till after 1pm to have the tide. Spring tides, so strong currents and can't get it wrong or it will be against you the whole way!! So tide with us we were doing 6 -7kts most of the way! Were running wing and wing for most of the way until we turned up the coast to head into Fowey. Phil was out in the cockpit and I was at the nav station. Suddenly we heard a noise and Phil yelled out...The Dinghy’s gone!!. Quickly we started the motor, furled the heady and centred the main. Then turned to boat around to get the abandoned Zodi!! Took a few times to get it as the swell ... read more
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arrival beer fowey
bbq for dinner

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Cornwall » Fowey July 20th 2014

Over the week I have discovered that most Cornish bays share many similarities with their neighbouring brothers and sisters .Stone and white-washed cottages lead down to a little harbour or beach. However each bay has its own unique feel, which makes visiting these picturesque seaside towns quite addictive, even for a teenager! Similar but with an enchanting distinctness, each one holds a different character- Fowey was no exception. When we arrived in the car park at the top of the hill, a sign informed us Fowey was pronounced 'Foy' to rhyme with 'joy'- we had been saved from another humiliating pronunciation realisation! As we walked down the hill, into the town, it was obvious that the feeling of joy was embedded into this little gem! Delis selling more cheeses than I had even heard of, ice ... read more
Polruan from Fowey
Elmo's new bandana

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Cornwall » Fowey January 29th 2012

So I'm off to Heathrow tommorow. I still feel fairly new to travelling but it's not my first time away by myself, last year I went around a bit - snippits of Europe and Morroco, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. I tried as much as I could to get off the tourist track, Ratanakiri in NE Cambodia felt a bit out there and driving around with the Austr-aliens in the Atlas Mountains, we managed to have at least a day when we felt like we had left the tour buses behind. This time though I'm going for a bit longer, but we'll see what happens. Packing seems a bit easier this time and my bag is lighter than before, but instead of telling me - "You're getting more experienced" these two things seek to make me anxious ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Cornwall » Fowey May 30th 2010

Bank Holiday weekend, May 2010.... read more
Lantic Bay
Cooking dinner at the campsite
Cooking dinner at the campsite

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