Cadgwith Cove Inn

Bird poop covered car
Bird poop covered car

As promised a restaurant review. We walked down the hill to the Cadgwith Cove Inn for something to eat. They had three real ales we had tried the otter earlier in the week so went Aunt Betties Cornish beer, next time it will have to be the Doombar.

As we passed our parked car we noticed that it was covered in bird poop, in fact so covered it looked like a gull had exploded over head.

Sunset over Cadgwith

Moving back to the restaurant review, I had the fish and chips which was very nicely cooked, and Helen and the feta and spinach pie with chips, which looked and tasted good too.

On the way back to the hut I took some pictures of the village as the sun went down.

Cadgwith to Lizard Point and back (8.7 miles).

View of the atlantic

Holiday really starts today, the first day when we would normally be at work, didn’t get up till 830. After had some breakfast and coffee, was soon diying to get out and away from day time TV.
The aim was to walk towards Lizard Point and see how far we could get.
The coastal path is quite hard walking but the rewards, in terms of views and wildlife are well worth the effort. Some highlights included, Linnet, Stonechat, Sedge Warbler, and Whitethroat. By about 12 we had got to Housel Bay Hotel the cappucino is highly recommended, don’t forget to dip your biscotti for the sugar rush. Next stop was to be the light house.
We found a quiet space before Lizard Point to have our sandwiches and to test out the Moomins flash. Sandwiches were lovely and the coffee was still hot enough. At Lizard Point there was the usual tourist shops and tea establishments, the RSPB were doing a Chough watch, apparently there were three young, we hung around for a bit and saw the parents return to feed them.
From the most southerly point we headed in to Lizard village where there are more shops and we manged to pick up some rolls and bread for sandwiches later in the week. On the way past a farm we spotted a bird of prey sat on a hedgerow we could not decide what it was, eventually it took off and it was obviously a Buzzard we had tried to turn it into all sorts of other exotic things!
Eventually we turned and headed back to the coast, and when we took a rest to eat our last roll, we spotted another Chough, it is always far more rewarding to find them yourself that to have them pointed out.
We were then soon back at the hut, for a well earned rest, it was blissful to get the boots off. We plan to go to the pub for some food later, watch this space for a restaurant review.

Two go mad in Bridgewater

View of Cadgwith village and harbour

Two weeks holiday bliss, were off to Cornwall and then North Devon. We were both up fairly early, the anticipation of a trip to Cornwall on our minds.
Eventually left the house at 0800 round the M25 and off down the M4, things were going swimmingly. We got past Bristol no traffic jams then we heard that a horse box had turned over round J24 and soon we were in a jam. We were near the Bridgewater junction so we thought a detour was the best option. We’ll never know if it was the best option, we ended up joining all the other people who had the same idea. Bridgewater was locked solid and by the time we got back to the motor way we have witnessed some road rage and the sat nav said we had lost 50 minutes.

Back on the motorway at junction 25 we were soon back up to speed and made good progress and were soon nearing our destination. Surprisingly we had not had to stop for a comfort break, although if we had hit another traffic jam I think I would have been tempted to stop for a coffee and a pee.

Our approach to Cadgwith was not the recommended route but we wanted to get a paper at Ruan Minor, so we ended up going down a very narrow road, (the sign said 2.2m) there was not enough room for the cart and a walker! As we got towards the village we had to go down a hill that was 25%, I heard a few muted squeaks from Helen! We were parked up at the cottage at 14:30 the trip had taken us almost six and a half hours without a stop.

Panorama of Cadgwith

We soon had everything unloaded and decided as the weather was so glorious we would head down to the center of the village for a quick look round and a cheeky pint at the pub. On the way there I took some pictures including 2 sets of shots to make up panoramas.

After a pint we headed back to the hut for some tea and an early night.  The weather Sunday looks to be a washout.

Check out the panoramas here