St Mawes - like a favourite old aunty
Rather than move the boat or get the dinghy over the side (to much effort and well anchored) we took the blue ferry , not to be confused with the red ferry whatever you do dont make that mistake!
The Blue ferry leaves from town quay in falmouth and heads across falmouth harbour and into St Mawes which is yet another example of corish perfection - why is Falmouth such a dump ?
The ferry dropped us off on the harbour wall, which is made from cornish granite, as are most of the houses in this neck of the woods, built to last , made to weather any storm , just like the Cornish them selves.
We sat and watched an old fisherman as he mended his nets, his face as weathered as the quay he was standing on , sun and sea having taken its toll over fifty plus years of life at sea, he blended in well with the background and few people noticed his existence.
We headed off up the hill , with nelly straining on the lead he was desperate to blow off the dust , a suitable field by the fort on the headland proved a good place to tire him out and give me some peace and quiet.
It was sunday and the ferry was busy , as were the numerous , shops and bars that dot the main street, the same main street which houses what has to be the best branch of barclays bank to work in any where , with views out over the harbour and Falmouth harbour mouth in the distance - a retirement posting for any bank manager to pray for .
We ate in a pub on the front, i don't recall the name ,but I will find it , as the service there was excellent as was the food and well worthy a special mention on here .
St Mawes is a special place , I hope it retains its character and doesn't suffer to badly from the recession and three years of rubbish summers !
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With out date the most professional service we have experienced to date