Sunday, 29 July 2012

Meandering over the Tamar -- Going abroad to Cornwall?

My dear Mum never went in an aeroplane. She never went in a ferry, in fact she really only ever went over one bridge and that was the Tamar. The bridge which crosses the River Tamar and has the Devon and Cornwall border in the middle.

She loved Cornwall and I have the happiest memories of spending so much time with her there.Hours sitting on the beach,often in the rain. Hours visiting little coastal towns. And of course she loved an ice cream. Cornish vanilla! Lunch often consisted of a "praper" Cornish pastie with steak,potato and swede. None of the modern shenanigans with blue cheese and leek. I am with her there!
So last week we had a very early appointment in Torpoint. The chance to go over the Tamar was too good to resist. As soon as we had finished we meandered on to Looe.
We were there by 8.30 a.m and what a welcome. The sun was shining,the sky blue and the visitors still having their breakfast! Ideal.The perfect view from the Sunshine Bus 

 Well of course we had lots of time to meander and it really was the perfect way to spend the morning

I love floral displays in the U.K. and the red,white and blue theme is still going strong! What a lot of celebrating has been going on this summer.

Over the bridge to wander round the town. Accompanied by the locals scurrying back home before the bucket and spade brigade come out in force. The first sunshine of the summer holidays.

 Even this young seagull was making the most of the early morning sunshine!

All ready for a days fishing. mackerel the favourite catch. I love to see the generations following timeless traditions at the seaside.

The jetty has wooden batons keeping the Cornish stone in place as it shelves into the harbour.

Of course it wouldn't be a Cornish town if it did not have little winding streets, whitewashed cottages and planting adorning the doorways!

 We only popped into the "Rusty Bucket" for a well deserved coffee and, whilst we weren't looking Looe came to life. The boats were bobbing ready for the day.

 Ready for a trip to sea!

 Even this little dog was ready for his swim!

Oh! We really did love being by the seaside and Looe was as lovely as ever. Do go if ever you travel over the Tamar Bridge!


  1. I have never been to Looe - it looks really pretty. I love being up early and seeing the world gradually waking up and the days slowly unfolding. Lily. xxx

    1. Lovely to see you here LiLY! I bet you are beginning to get excited about your impending trip to Westward Ho! Your heart will soar.
      Love Linda

  2. What lovely colourful pictures, I enjoyed joining you on the trip!

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