Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Holiday to Cornwall - Day 3 - Charlestown

Today started off a bit damp so we had the customery fried breakfast, which always smells and tastes better when you are holiday.  The damp start also gave me the chance to catch up on writing up our first few days.

Charlestown was constructed between 1791 and 1801 by Charles Rashleigh. It was originally built to export copper and import coal and later for the export of china clay.

Charlestown and its harbour have been used as settings for several films and TV shows, at the moment the one that everybody is talking about and that Charlestown is making the most of is Poldark, you will find all kinds of momentous for sale. When we arrived it was very busy and quite difficult to park.  It was overcast while we were there so it looked a bit dreary.  

There were a couple of sailing boats in the harbour.  

We walked along the right hand side of the harbour and down to the beach.  

A quick route from one side of the harbour to the other.

We stopped at the Tallships Creamery for a cup of coffee.  

We walked up to the museum but decided not to visit it as the entry fee is £5.95 each.  This ships hull was near the entrance to the museum.

We then walked along the harbour on the left side and climbed up to the coastal path that runs along to Carlyn Bay.  The higher path along the edge of the harbour was lined with old buildings most of which have been converted to holiday cottages. We just loved the way they had designed the front garden to this particular one.

We walked for about 20 minutes along this path until we came out near a hotel and residential area we then walked back.  

Here we are looking back down at the harbour entrance.

We then decided to go back to the Tallships Creamery for a savoury and sweet cream tea, the savoury one consisted of a cheese scone, cream cheese and apple chutney.

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