Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Falmouth - Eventually!

A nice dry morning and we had to stay in and wait for a parcel to be delivered! Amazingly it arrived at a reasonable time which meant we could make use of the good weather and headed off to Falmouth. On the way we diverted to Mylor Bridge where we'd left Crocus's bowsprit back in the summer. We'd been recommended to take it to the Gaffers and Luggers Boatyard where we'd ordered a new one to be made identical to the old one but in different wood so it would match her spars. While Mike went off to find a chap called Sam I took a couple of photos as it is so pretty here and the tide was in which made it perfect ...


Unfortunately Sam was ensconsed in his office on the telephone so in the end we gave up waiting and decided to ring him another day. The next stop was at Macsalvors in Penryn where we wanted to look at lifejackets. With VAT due to go back up again in the new year we thought it might be a good idea to get them now and we did. Result! We finally arrived in Falmouth, parked up and headed for Trago Mills. After a wander around the town we returned via the car park on the quay - Fish Strand Quay ...

Looking towards the docks ...


A Falmouth seagull obliged by sitting still ...

We then walked up past the Bosun's Locker ...

Bought pasties on our way back to the car and drove up to Pendennis Point to eat them.



There was quite a bit of interest in the oil-rig which was offshore ...


4 comments:

Penny said...

Thank you for the photos of Falmouth, we spent my 60th Birthday there 10 years ago, long story and a long way from Oz but loved it. Part of it was researching my husbands mothers family.

sally-ann said...

I'm glad it brought back some happy memories for you. If I can help at all with any family history research then please do ask as I'm addicted to it and am quite happy to do look-ups or take photos of places if you need them.

melanie said...

lovely photos, had no idea there was an oil rig..when did that appear?

sally-ann said...

No idea! Don't think it was there the last time we were at Pendennis.