THE FINEST IN CORNWALL, POLPERRO.
1. Obviously N Devon has to be high on the list, with lots of Campsites, Holiday Parks, Caravans available at sensible prices, if your flush endless B & Bs. Worth a look to stay are, Croyde Bay. Woolacombe, Hele Bay (nr Ilfracombe),Putsborough (Caravan), Watersmouth, Berrynarbor, Coobe Martin, as well as Linbridge (nr Lynmouth).
Anywhere on Exmoor (Fabulous)or Somerset in General.
N Devon going on into Cornwall, try around Clovelly area, one of my favourite places.
Here in S Devon around Dawlish and the Warren are great area's to stay and explore, also Teignmouth, Torquay (busy busy in season), Paignton, Brixham etc. Whatever or wherever you stay this side you must spend a couple of days exploring Dartmoor (off the beaten track) it is just so beautiful. Now, when down in Cornwall you have to see, on the one Coast Tintagel (home of King Arthurs Castle. On the opposite Coast the great busy Harbour at Looe and its neighbour the lovely, quaint Polperro. This blog is all about this little fishing village and its brightly painted narrow, almost traffic free streets. Here its still possible to stroll down to the quay (or old fish market) and if your lucky buy freshly caught fish, Crabs or Lobster straight from the boat!!!. The main area is virtually traffic free, you need a residents pass or have a pre made reservation to enter.A point here if walking is difficult this may not be the place for you, although Wheelchair access is good. All visitors must leave vehicles in the car park at the head of the village, then walk the 500 metres into th main village.The other option is to take this Horse and Trap the first part of the journey.
Do click on any picture to enlarge it.
This pretty Pub/Restaurant is right at the start of the walk, notice the Water wheel.
Pictured here one of several good Restaurants, also a few nice Cafe's too.
I also noticed (quite by chance of course) that there are at least three Pubs here, two are right on the Quay overlooking the Harbour.
Note the narrowness of these streets.
"No entry" hardly surprising really!!!!.
More of the same, in the village we noted 15 or more houses or cottages to rent, so if you fancy it, these places sleep 2 to 12 people.
Its easy to see why traffic is resticted inside the village, can you imagine the chaos if all were allowed in?.
Most of the cottages are very well kept, and nicely painted.
There was certainly some work put into this fishermans cottage.All the patterns/designs covering it are made with shells and pebbles.
They must have taken ages to do but they are very effective.
All the cottages to the right here are for rent.
This is the other side of those previous cottages, with balconies overlooking the pretty harbour.
Another view of the Harbour.
This one was taken from the top of the sea defense gates.
This little stream runs right through the centre, alongside most of the properties.
This picture shows Sue on top of the defense gates, overlooking the outer harbour.
So to sum up a really lovely place, one of my top 5 must visit places in the West Country, so please visit and see. More here http://www.polperro.org/fishing.html
Joke of the day.
Job of a lifetime
Outside Bristol Zoo there is a car park for 150 cars and 8 coaches.
There also used to be a very pleasant attendant with a ticket machine charging cars £1 and coaches £5.
This parking attendant worked there for all of 25 years , then one day just didn't turn up for work...
"Ho hum", said Bristol Zoo Management - "better phone up the City Council and get them to send a new parking attendant" ......
"Er no", said the Council, "that car park is your responsibility" ...
"Err no", said Bristol Zoo Management, "the attendant was employed by the City Council, wasn't he?" .....
Sitting in his villa in Spain is a bloke who had been taking daily the car park fees amounting to an estimated £400 per day at Bristol Zoo for the last 25 years...
(Footnote, nice work if you can get it).