Wednesday, 17 September 2014


Just a quick post with a few photos.
We are having a great time, but I'm feeling so tired.  Cornwall has been lovely, and the weather absolutely beautiful.  We've been thoroughly spoilt by my long time penfriend B and her husband.
Monday we drove down from Leeds and did our usual  getting lost things, so didn't get any photos.
Tuesday saw us being taken to Liskeard and doing some shopping in Trago, where the naïve Xmas decorations caught my eye and did come away with two.  We had our lunch by the river in Lerryn, then onto Lostwithiel, where we checked out some interesting antique shops and lovely old buildings and bridge.

The stepping stones over the River Lerryn

Lerryn again.

The old bridge at Lostwithiel

The view from Kit Hill, although this is not from the top, but lower down as the heat haze this day was quite bad.  I'd not realised that UK can have "heat haze".

Wednesday hubby and I headed off on our own and went to Falmouth, explored the Maritime Museum and walked the moat around Pendennis Castle.  We then took the scenic route home.

A view from the tower at the Maritime Museum.

Pendenis Castle.
Thursday saw us take a trip into Tavistock in the morning, visiting the Panier Market and the Quilt Shop, whose name escapes me at the moment.  We also went inside the lovely church near the market.
Church in Tavistock.
After lunch, the four of us went off to Polperro, then on to Looe for tea, fish and chips at Daves Diner.  Below are a few photos only, as they are taking forever to load a the moment.


Looe with little water in the river.

Banjo Pier

The river a couple of hours later as we crossed back over the bridge.
My new best friend. 

This is Noddy, who came past  B's house in the late afternoon with his owners, their horse and two dogs.  He was gorgeous and loved being patted.
Friday saw us leave this beautiful county and our good friends.  We wend our way across Dartmoor, savouring its bleak, but serene beauty.  Along the way we saw these..................

Clapper bridge.

Highland cattle roaming free.  This time I didn't take any photos of the ponies, though I did get some in 2011.
As most people who travel know, there are times when you need "conveniences".  We made a stop in Moretonhampstead and found a small Motor Museum, so made a quick stop of a different nature as well.  Couldn't get any good pics of the cars as they were packed in so close, but these are a few of the other things there.

Pennyfarthing and a toy car.

A sewing machine!!!!!

Very old motor cycles.
That is all folks, but I will be back with more of our adventures.  Putting this together has taken about three hours over two separate days.  Does anyone else have this time trouble with loading photos or am I doing something wrong?  Hope everyone is having a great week and take care.


  1. Hi Susan,
    Sounds as though you are having a great (but busy) time. Please be in touch when you are back in the north so we can arrange to meet up.
    Are you going to The Handmade Fair?

  2. Sounds like you're having fun. Let me know when you're back up here and hopefully we can get together.

    1. We are having fun and I hope to see you soon and will ring tomorrow.

  3. Hi Susan, sorry I have neglected your blog...not intentional! Just did a catch up read. Wow, you are over here for a holiday, I am about roughly an hour from leeds. Your pictures look good, sounds like you are having a great time. Enjoy the rest of your stay, how much longer do you have here? :)

    1. Don't worry about neglecting blogs as most will still be there when you have time and if you're like me I only want a small amount of followers, so I have time to do other things too. I think I may have been up your way today. Keighly?

  4. It sounds like you've had a wonderful time in Cornwall, and you've visited lots of places which we've never got around to when we've taken holidays there.

    1. I do love Cornwall too and having my penfriend there means we've visited quite a few times over the years, so get to see plenty. I'll be in touch soon.

  5. It looks like you're having a great time, and I'm so glad the weather this September has been so warm and dry. We visited Looe and Polperro a few years ago and loved it.

    The length of time your photos are taking to load might be to do with the broadband width where you are. Mine always load fast here in Leeds as we have fibreoptic broadband, but when I've blogged elsewhere I find it takes much longer. x

    1. Thanks Gillian, but we are here in Leeds now, not far from you on the western side, but this internet connection seems slow, though a friend said that with my good camera it can be slower to load photos, so I don't know.

  6. You cover a lot of ground so I'm not surprised you are tired. Beautiful pictures.

    1. Thanks Joanna, we've lots more to do and I'll post again maybe tomorrow.

  7. In the twenty one years I have lived in the UK I have never been to Cornwall. I'm so pleased you're enjoying your visit. It sounds like you're making the most of your time here. Take care.