20th February 2017….Pinetum and Carlyon Bay and Fowey

20170220_125406.jpgWe had noticed Pinetum on travelling past St Austell before and, as it is supposed to be one of Cornwall’s best gardens, we thought we would give it a try. Pleasant enough but hardly spectacular. The winter garden was very impressive though with lots of colour and foliage shapes, and since coming back we have ordered Cornus Midwinter for our own garden as it was a spectacular display. £8 each a bit expensive, and the Nursery was pretty pathetic to be honest. As we were near Carlyon Bay we popped into the Hotel where we had lunched before and had a very good value pot of tea and sandwiches (which were very tasty and fresh). We then walked down to the beach where on last year’s visit there was a lot of construction work going on. It was quite impressive to find a fine sandy beach with 20170220_153320.jpgan area designated for disc golf (new to me, and most others I dare say), and ongoing work taking place. Should be excellent when finished. On the way back we called in to Fowey and parked for free at Readymoney Cove, with a pretty and interesting walk in to town. I can still find nothing to fault with Fowey….although there is evidently a lot of wealth around it does seem relatively unspoilt. A pint at the Ship Inn rounded off another good day.It is Fowey’s oldest pub dating from the sixteenth century and has a nice friendly, historic appeal inside.

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