Jaunt to the West Country

Last weekend we hired a car had a very swift trip down to Cornwall. We were going to Bristol to see Richard Thompson in concert and took the opportunity for a quick jaunt across the Tamar. In the few hours were were there we managed to squeeze in loads of stuff.  Having been sustained by a bacon & egg sarnie & a mug of tea in the Mission we had a distinctly chilly wander around Newlyn Harbour….

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The grey trawler is the Excellent – the oldest working fishing boat in the country

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The RNLI flag flying outside the Penlee Lifeboat Station

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Penlee Severn Class Lifeboat the RNLIB Ivan Ellen

…and Gordon got to chat about fishing – lots!

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Gordon outside the Fish Market chatting about fishing to ‘young’ Roger Nowell

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Gordon chatting about fishing to Jeremy somebody or other – (just heard from Gordon that it was Jeremy Hosking from Porthleven)

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Gordon chatting about fishing to Ollie on the Sapphire

We had a chance to stay the night with our Ellie in Perranporth and had wonderful (and more than a little alcoholic) night out. She’s got a wonderful view from her front garden –  great place for a barbeque in the summer.

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A view of Perranporth beach from Ellie’s garden

We also got to pop in to see Nic & Tom and met young Finlay Powell for the first time.

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Finlay Powell having a rare afternoon nap


All this and we also got to go up to Bristol on the Saturday, stayed with Gordon’s sister Heth and had an incredible night out with a host of other old farts watching Richard Thompson in the Colston Hall – amazing!

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6 Responses to Jaunt to the West Country

  1. Sue E says:

    Sounds like time well spent… love to Ellie ‘n’all

  2. Hi you two sounds like you’re having fun. Next time you are heading to the west let me know I’d love to catch up. Of course it would mean a trip to Penzance Harbour, you remember the one before Newlyn!! Take care xxx

  3. carol mathewson says:

    Lovely pics. Sounds like you two have been having a great time. Now it’s our turn!!!!!!!!

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