A massive part of my week has been based in Fowey in Cornwall. The weather was fantasic which added to the amazing few days I spent exploring a little bit of Cornwall.
Steve had organised this trip as a birthday present for me and it was just what I needed. A break away from the normal routine in a picturesque town about a 1.5 hour drive from Exeter. I feel so lucky to live in a part of the world that has a vast array of beautiful places. We have some of the best coastlines in the whole of the United Kingdom here in the South West. We are so fortunate.
I had been to Fowey twice before but not for at least a decade. So I was really excited when Steve told me where we were going on our little vacation.
Whilst staying in Fowey, Steve and I got the ferry to Mevagissey. The sea was quite choppy the day we decided to travel so it was a bit of a bumpy ride! It added to the enjoyment though and made most of the travellers on board have a little chuckle as we got splashed with the salty sea water!
Mevagissey is a bustling fishing town with a number of fishing boats still working from the harbour. It’s quite touristy with a number of gift shops, cafes, bars and pubs to entice you in if you so desire.
We arrived at noon and set about exploring the town. It seemed slightly bigger than Fowey but with a similar feel. I would say Fowey has much better eating and drinking establishments though. With this in mind, after our exploration, we decided to get a few nibbley bits to eat on the harbour side. The weather once again was stunning so it seemed wrong to be inside. Our first port of call for a bite to eat was a little bakery. We wanted a pasty as they are traditional in Cornwall. I don’t eat meat so we chose a vegetarian one to share instead. We sat down with our legs dangling over the sea wall and enjoyed watching the world go by whilst enjoying our pasty.Model Railway. Steve was particularly keen to go in as he has an interest in old steam trains and the railways. I think he gets it from his dad!
We stopped at a place called Sharksfin for a drink as it was mighty hot outside. Steve tried a locally brewed lager called Korev and I had a pot of tea. It was nice to sit down for a while and watch the holidaymakers potter through the open windows.
After our short break we stumbled across a fantastic shop selling all kinds of Cornish food and drink goodies. We purchased some Camel Valley wine and some Cornish ales. A few foodie souvenirs to take back to Devon with us.