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ROADTRIP,- Day 2 Yealmpton to Penzance

Via Polperro

rain 18 °C

We woke to the sounds of birds and bleeding lambs. Did I mention we were in the English countryside?
What a wonderful nights sleep. I wish we had stayed here longer.
Looking out the window all one can see is forest. So peaceful.

Downstairs to breakfast and the service & food was just as wonderful as dinner.
A fire was roaring in the fireplace. So cosy.
After regrettably checking out we hit the road again. This time much braver ( with big road map in hand) than we were yesterday. We will conquer these roads.
We only have a couple of hours ahead of us today. Not as long as yesterday.
If interested, Plymouth is only about 10 minutes drive from here, but we have chosen instead to head straight for Polperro.
The roads are good and soon enough we are heading over the bridge into Cornwall. The locals here like to think they are their own country, not a part of England.
Driving into a small seaside town of Looe, we fill up petrol before getting to Polperro which is now only about 15 minutes away.
You can't drive down into Polperro but just outside of the town there is a massive car park. You can't miss it by the sight of huge and many tourist buses. Turn right into the car park and walk down into town.
Polperro is a world of its own. Prone to flooding but life goes on.
All the little white houses are not symmetrically perfect but have storybook character. So cute.
Shops selling Cornish Pasties are abundant but as we just had a huge breakfast, we simply couldn't.
The roads are more like lane ways and you immediately understand why there are no cars allowed. I guess when the village was built there were only horses.

If you walk all the way down you will come to the harbour. The tide was out today but it just screams fairy tale fishing village.
On the beach there is a large cave recessed into the cliff face. It just keeps going back to that book.
Seagulls above, tourists eating fish & chips on the harbour wall and you just have to sit back and love where you are.
In the middle of town, there is a house that has dedicated its backyard to a miniature replica of the town. The gentleman responsible has also created a small puppetry telling the story of the history & legends of Cornwall and it's Pixies. Kids would love this. Rae & I did :-)
We just walked around here looking at shops and curios until about lunchtime before walking back up to the car park to head for Penzance

We arrive at Penzance mid afternoon. Again a good road trip.
Our Hotel, The Beachfield is on the Promenade overlooking the sea. It would be lovely here in summer but today is grey and rain is imminent.
We check in and the staff are friendly.
Making our way to our room is a maze but like Kitley, it is so quiet here, even though it is on the main road.
Unpacked and now for a little walk up the road.
We come across a small. Barbican and find a glorious little tea house. Now it's time for some Cornish Pastie & tea.
The tea house owner is adorable with her little pooch and sits to tell us stories of the past and a little history.
The pastie was worth the wait. YUM!

Off we go again walking down to the pier whee many boats are. Clouds are getting darker.
We head back to the hotel walking along the baths which are closed. Rain!
There would be much more to see in this old little town but the rain has made our minds up to stay in the hotel.
We sit in the public lounge, warm & cosy overlooking the sea which is quite fierce.
The bar is open. Beverages it is. Time to blog.
Take away pizza for dinner and to bed with the rain glittering in street lights.
Hope it's nice tomorrow.



The. Barbican Coffee Shop - The Barbican Penzance. *****
Gino's Spaghetti House - The Promenade Penzance ***

Posted by Traci_Rae 17:00 Archived in England Tagged cornwall polperro polperro_model_village

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