Checked the weather forecast and went for it!
17/09/2012 - 18/09/2012 20 °C
We booked this trip to Falmouth at the last minute - we found the accommodation online on the Sunday and arrived the next day! We had checked the weather forecast, which was quite favourable (except for the Friday), so we decided to just go for it. We chose the specific apartment mainly because it seemed to be ideal in terms of price (good value), location (nice views and close to the town) and facilities (much more room than we needed) and partly because it had previously been the doctor’s surgery where Keith received his childhood jabs, so it had a special connection. The photos show some of the wonderful views we enjoyed.
We had a very nice meal of scallops and razor clams on Monday evening at The Shack, a fish restaurant near the National Maritime Museum before climbing the very steep hill home (two minutes down into town, five huffing and puffing minutes back).
On Tuesday morning a shopping trip was necessary as Diane's hot air brush blew up in spectacular fashion, blue smoke and sparks as it was being used first thing. In the end, two were bought, one from Boots and an insurance model from Trago Mills, Falmouth's wonderful 'we-sell-everything' emporium. We wandered up and down the town for a bit, looking at the shops and art galleries before buying crab at the farmer's market, then whilst Diane went shopping for postcards and bread, Keith ate not one but two pasties on the windy harbour. In the afternoon sunshine we toured around Swanpool beach, Maenporth beach, Mawnan Smith and back via Penryn and then out to Pendennis Point to enjoy a clotted cream ice cream and the splendid views.