Sunday, 21 August 2011

Around Port Isaac

Port Isaac harbour
Cornwall never fails to amaze and delight. Today we drove the 45 miles from Falmouth to the picturesque north coast fishing village of Port Isaac. Also known as the fictional "Portwenn" it is the setting for the long running TV comedy drama series Doc Martin.

Its narrow steep streets are bustling with tourists at this time of year, and we caught a glimpse of Prime Minister David Cameron taking some time off with his family.

A steep climb from the small harbour transports you into another world, where you see scarcely a soul and the only sounds are the soaring gulls and the crashing waves below the 75 metre high cliffs.

The scenery is simply stunning and the walk from Port Isaac to Port Quin was a hard one and a half hours of 'snakes and ladders' with the coast path plunging many times down to the tiny coves and rocky inlets before rising steeply again to the cliff top.

Port Quin
Wearily arriving at Port Quin we had a quick stop for refreshments before returning to Port Isaac on relatively easy inland footpath.

This is a day out from Falmouth that I would highly recommend to our visitors, providing that you have your own transport, and that you are fairly fit!

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1 comment:

  1. Supposedly there are some good sites for gold panning in the Port Isaac area as well!!


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