Visitors gives us the chance to do something different. When you have been in a place three years, you tend to the obvious. The always welcome appearance of David and Jennifer took us first ten-pin bowling. None of us the best but enjoyed by all.On another day we went to Falmouth. First a splendid birthday lunch at The Royal Duchy Hotel where we were then able to leave our car for the afternoon’s trip. Then into town.Always a great place to visit, apart from its seaside connotations Falmouth has some nice streets…and some brilliant houses and buildings – often the historic homes of sea captains.Being a Bank Holiday, the shopping streets and harbour were full of people and atmosphere.We however had decided to take the ferry across to St Mawes which is always a really enjoyable trip with plenty to see….. at both ends…..After a little paddle…….……….it was good to see David and Jennifer were still enjoying themselves. We then walked along the ‘promenade’ through town to the castle.On the way this time I noticed a very quirky little gunnel or alleyway (don’t know what they call them in these parts……where we used to live in York it was ‘snickleways’}. Anyhow very picturesque. Not a single house in St Mawes I wouldn’t give my right arm for……The castle, looking across to its sister in Falmouth, was impressive as always….But we decided it was all thirsty work and called to Olga Polizzi’s Hotel Tresanton for an ice cream and cup of Earl Grey….very nice.
But All in all a lovely two or three days. And when they had disappeared back to London it was still Bank Holiday and one of those days when, in going to Looe to collect our daily paper, we found the sea busy as well as the beach…there are’nt many days like that!We also enjoyed the Lambretta parade through town…….maybe 50 or 60 of them.