Day 713 – #29 Go out for 12 meals


As I mentioned in the previous post – we were treated to lunch in Falmouth by Barbara & Rob.  We walked from their (very beautiful) house down to Gylly Beach Cafe which is in the most stunning surroundings.  Built out over Gyllyngvase Beach the cafe has a wrap around deck area with plenty of seating from which to enjoy the view.  Despite being a Friday in September, there was plenty going on for us to watch; paddle-boarders, sailing, swimmers and kids on body boards.

We got ourselves seated right on the beach front and ordered our food.  I had the Gylly burger, Mark had “Catch of the Day” (which was Whiting), Barbara opted for the Pulled Pork Nachos and Rob had coffee & cake as he wasn’t that hungry.  My burger was huge!  A big, fat juicy burger with bacon & cheese.  I had to eat it with a knife and fork because it was so tall!  I left the bun but the chips were good and the salad nicely dressed.  Mark’s fish was amazing and beautifully fresh.  Barbara’s nachos looked good but would have been a bit hot for me with all the jalapenos that were in it…!  Rob’s flapjack was gigantic but disappeared relatively quickly so must have been good.

It was a really pleasant lunch and I wouldn’t hesitate to go back again.  I reckon we might have to try again and book a week in Falmouth at some point as there were some great looking places to eat and lots of good walks for the dogs.  Watch this space..


Day 713 – #32 Visit 5 new places and #36 Take 101 photos

We have just come back from our holiday and so I’ve now got a chance to update on all the things I’ve been able to tick off my list 🙂  Starting with #32.  We went to Fowey in Cornwall.  We’ve never really been anywhere on the south coast of Cornwall at all so this was a new departure for us.  We went to various beaches and little hidden coves but for the purposes of this entry I’ve counted it as two new places – Fowey and Charlestown.  Within Fowey we also visited Polruan, Bodinnick, Lantic Bay, Frog Prince Cove and Par Beach.  All of which were beautiful.  Charlestown is a funny little place with an Historic Port where they have tall ships and you can wander round within the harbour and look at the ships.  As with a lot of places in Cornwall, we weren’t allowed on the beach with the dogs but tbh it wasn’t much of a beach anyway – very stony.

Fowey is a great little town with loads of lovely shops and proper, traditional pubs.  On our first day there we went to the first ever Cider & Sea Shanty festival at the Safe Harbour Inn which was great fun.  We saw a band called The Stowes who hailed from Padstow and played a mix of Irish & tradtional Cornish Folk Music.  This pub was opposite the house we were staying in so it made for a noisy first night….  We had some really good food and even managed to fit in a visit to Falmouth to see my Auntie Barbara and her partner Rob.  They took us out for lunch at the beach cafe at Gyllyngvase beach and we had a nice walk back along the beach and up through some woodland too.  Great fun.

Here are a selection of photos from the week:

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