We moved on from Devon to Cornwall, where we stayed in Mevagissey. We saw the Eden Project, which was really great, and had a nice trip over to Perranporth so that I could get in the sea in the sunshine.
We tried to visit Port Isaac but the car park outside the village was full to bursting, even in mid September – apparently it’s the “Doc Martin” TV series effect increasing visitor numbers. Goodness knows what it’s like in the summer. We called in at Mawgan Porth instead, but the weather was a bit cool and dull for swimming.
In the evening it was time to try out some local brews before getting some fish and chips to take back to our accommodation.
The day after we had our trip to the Eden Project in the morning, followed by a visit to Perranporth to chase the sun. My swimming was well protected by the RNLI lifeguards – not something I’m used to when swimming at empty Scottish beaches!
In the evening some more ale was sampled in the Fountain Inn, before a good night’s sleep in preparation for a long journey back.
At least the pubs were not too crowded in the evenings!
Mevagissey harbour is lovely in the evening light.
I don’t think we will need to visit Cornwall again – the huge amount of traffic even in mid September is offputting, so we won’t add to it in the future.