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Travelling to Cornwall, and Dinner at the Tresanton

Posted on 2008/07/01 17:09:59 (July 2008).

[Friday 27th June]
Today was the first day of our week's holiday in Cornwall. We'd originally planned to get a train around 10 o' clock in the morning, but apparently that was fully booked (!) so instead we went for the next train, just after midday.

It was a pleasant but fairly uneventful journey down to Truro, where, owing to being a bit delayed en route, we arrived around 5. Luckily this was just in time to catch the hire car company.

Once in our hire car, we headed South-ish from Truro. Our house for the next week was near St. Mawes (in St. Just in Roseland to be precise). To get there we had to cross the River Fal by the King Harry Ferry, which was wonderfully nostalgic for me as I well remember using that ferry on holidays as a kid.

We got to Bar Point - our house for the week - just after 6, where we were met by Robin and Vera who had arrived first. The house is quite spectacular - my family have been coming here for a number of years, although it was my first chance to see it, and even in the rather miserable weather we had on arrival I could immediately see the appeal. It is right by the water's edge - the beach is literally at the bottom of the garden - and there's a terrace with great views across the Fal Estuary and out to sea. It's an utterly fantastic spot.

As it was just the four of us staying the first night, Robin had arranged for us to go out for the evening - to the rather swish Hotel Tresanton in nearby St. Mawes. It's another lovely spot - again with great sea views - albeit hard to appreciate given the weather - but still it was very atmopsheric. Generally speaking the food went down very well - at least with everyone but me.

My main course was so bad that I have added the Hotel Tresanton to my "vegetarian hall of shame". Follow that link for the full gory details.

Oh well, everyone else seemed to enjoy it.

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