Summertime Sailing

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Wight Leopard Plymouth Marina before I set sail

With a few days off of work what better way to spend it than a quick trip down to the south of England and a cute fishing village.

It may not be everyones cup of tea but the scenery is beautiful and the quiet way off life is a refreshing break.

My destination once I set sail was to be Fowey a small fishing village on the banks of a natural harbour. The journey over was albeit uneventful although the sun did decide to shine and with the wind behind the sails it was a swift run. Entering the river inlet with the sun lighting Fowey a sun trap greeted me with a feeling of relaxation.

Once on dry land albeit still with my sea legs a walk around the extremely small high street took all of ten minutes, Not the most variety of shops I have ever seen but the quality of goods is high and for a village that sees a lot of sailers clambering onto land the prices are quite reasonable.

Sat in The Galleons looking out
 

With my shopping trip complete a trip to the pub for a nice crisp glass of wine was a must do, after a hard days sailing The Galleons Public House is a great place to sit and relax looking out over the water and watch the world go by. The drinks were reasonably priced and although I did not eat there the food looked and smelt very good.

My dinner destination on my first night was The Ship Inn, this place is a must go if you love fish, the quailty and variety is top notch with all produce caught daily, the service is friendly and the atmosphere quaint with large stain glass windows depicting fishing scenes from days gone by adding to this lovely atmosphere.

A slow stroll back down the high street ended my first night as i clambered onto the boat and drifted to sleep with the sound of the waves lapping against the boat.

pictures through a wall

Awakening to an overcast cloudy day a gentle stroll to some castle ruins was on my agenda. I had seen this castle on the headland as I had sailed in lit up by the sun beaming down on it had made it look intriging.  With my water bottle in hand I set out on my walk, no need for maps or guidebooks. Fowey is so small that as long as you set off in the right direction you can navigate yourself anywhere. As I walked along the cliff tops it was just me and the road winding past many little guesthouse that offered afternoon tea looking out over beautiful views of the harbour. Along the way I came across a beautiful stone white washed wall with holes cut out of it framing the scenes beyond a definate picture moment in my eyes. Decending a small hill I came across a quiet little cove not the most picturesque but peaceful and pretty in its own unique way.

The climb up the other side was a steep and bumpy one at that but the views from the top made it all worth while. The castle itself was a very small ruin but the history behind it was interesting and the views out onto the sea with not a sole insight was calming!

Walking back to the highstreet I picked up THE best cornish pasty I had ever had from the bakery at the far end of the highstreet large portions good prices and unbelievably tasty!!

Although my visit was short it was relaxing and peaceful and can firmly say the people were warm and welcoming and I would definately return again just for the relaxtion and get away from the city life!!

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Sat in The Galleons looking out
Sat in The Galleons looking out
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pictures through a wall
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