Monday, 22 February 2016

A Cornish sojurn

Poldrimouth wreck
Lantic Beach
I've been visiting Du Maurier country.  I absolutely love Daphne du Maurier.   Her romanticism, her evocation of Cornwall, and her love of the sea. We went to stay in Polruan, a little village at the mouth of the Fowey estuary.  I could pop down for a swim in the river before breakfast, and explored the coastline all around.   We walked west from Fowey and came to Poldrimouth Cove, which was where Daphne swam - it was a short walk from her house at Menabilly.  There I swam around an old wreck which has been there for absolutely years. We also discovered Charlestown, a beautifully preserved old port; Anna and Ellie came down for the day and we walked along the coast to Porthpean where we had a swim. Finally, on the last day we discovered Lantic Beach, a wonderfully isolated and wild cove, where there was a terrific undertow.

Anna and Ellie at Porthpean

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