2020/2021 Falmouth Trip
'Six of us, Steve Hallam, Steve and Jean Pickering plus Kevin & Glynnys Poole went to Falmouth for a seven day stay in mid/late October. Originally ten people were due to go to Patelely Bridge in North Yorkshire and whilst Covid 19 infection rates were much lower than Bristol at the time they were still high and we decided to venture to somewhere much safer, Falmouth in Cornwall. We stayed in The Poltair Guest House which was booked at very short notice so we were lucky to get in.
We did eat out every night but taking care and I did choose the top four rated food pubs in The Good Pub Guide plus The Harbour Lights Fish & Chip Cafe, rated in the top ten in the UK plus a very good Chinese Restaurant in a Grade Two Star listed former bank building.
We went to St Mawes and its castle via the ferry across The Carrick Roads, a day at The Cornish Seal Sanctuary at Gweek, a town walk around Falmouth and then a walk up to Pendennis Castle (superb), a rainy day exploring the impressive National Maritime Museum in Falmouth, The National Trust Glendurgan Gardens, full of autumn colour plus the Kennal Vale Gunpowder Works ruins in a wooded waterfall valley. The weather was mixed but we should have all managed to take some good photographs and it was excellent socially.
Let us hope that the trip to Yorkshire can go ahead as normal in 2021.'