A perfect daytrip to Fowey, Cornwall.
On a wonderfully sunny and spring warm Sunday we toured for a daytrip to Fowey for sightseeing. Admiring the sailing boats ‘dance’ on the river water which provided a mirage of the sun-rays as they bobbed on the surface – glorious. Across the river we could clearly make out Bodinnick and the house where Daphne du Maurier used to write her books. One can catch a ‘ferry’ across the river Fowey there. A museum to Daphne du Maurier can be visited at the Jamaica Inn at Bolventor on Bodmin Moor. I digress – back to Fowey and here are some photos from our splendid day.
Across the river from Fowey is the village of Polruan with a huge standing stone on top of the hill! A small passenger ferry crosses the river regularly.
St Catherine’s Castle at Fowey.
Having indulged in a hot cuppa, we ventured up along the coast to St Catherine’s Castle on foot. During the 1500’s, a lot of castles and fortresses were built and this one is no exception. Right at the mouth of the river to protect from invaders. It looks ‘chopped’ into the coastal stone with walls added by slate, another local product. Fascinating to see and being free of charge made it even more enjoyable.
Readymoney Beach at Fowey.
The walk from Fowey uphill to the castle is through woodland which can be wet and is certainly uneven. Good strong shoes are a great help. The scenic view en route down onto Readymoney beach is marvellous and rewards effort put in climbing the hill. It looks quite ‘south of France’ with sandy beach and turquoise waters in it’s little cove.
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