Friday, 30 May 2008

Trelissick Gardens and Smugglers Cottage

With the weather forecast predicting localised showers, we set off for Trelissick Gardens in the hope that the dogs would get a good run and Pam would be able to do some painting in the dry. After parking and getting Pam set-up in the Gardens we made our way up to the start of the Woodland Walk where we looked down on the River Fal and luckily there was no hint of rain.

The cows were all at the bottom of the field ...

and what a lovely view they enjoy ...

We then passed through a gate into the wooded area where every now and then there was a break in the trees and we could see the river ...


yachts were sailing by ...

and as we neared the end of the first half of the walk we approached the King Harry Ferry and also one of the ferry boats which ply their trade from Falmouth ...

We decided to cross the road and do the second half of the walk, so after a short climb uphill we were able to look back down to the river ...

The dogs were really having a great time - especially Ozzie who was certain that all manner of creatures were living in the undergrowth - so when we came to a dividing of the ways ...

they were very glad of a drink when we spotted a watering-hole ...

It was now up-hill all the way back to the road but luckily a bench had been provided for a short rest and to admire the view ...

After crossing the road and the field where we had started our circular route, we found ourselves back at the car near the old water tower which is now used for holiday lets ...

Pam was found still painting in the Gardens ...

and after moving the car to the grass car park we enjoyed a picnic lunch and snooze ..

When we left Trelissick we headed down to the Ferry and crossed over to the Roseland ...

where we made for Smugglers Cottage, Tolverne as the boys wanted a final cream tea before going home tomorrow.

During World War II the Cottage was requisitioned and the road and beach built as an embarkation point for the D-Day landings ...


The sky was getting darker and darker but we were very lucky because we just managed to finish our tea before the rain began and everyone made a dash for shelter or their cars. We drove home to find Portreath had been dry and sunny all day.



1 comment:

John & Fiona on nb Epiphany said...

Ah memories. It seems unbelievable that just over a year ago I was on the KHF to and fro from work - what are you doing in "my" spot!
Tolverne - a favourite place for a beer and pasty for us. Thanks! Hope you had a good trip up this way.
Fi