Day Five

A beachy day touring around the southern coast through St Ives, St
Just and Falmouth. Huge tides that left the boats in dock on dry
land and lovely stone cottages everywhere.

I’ve never seen so many fish and chip and pastime shops in all my
life. The fields in between towns are reminiscent of every English
movie ever shot. Acres of green bisected by hedgerows or ancient
low fall stone fencing. The countryside is lush with greenery. Saw a
couple of wild bunnies hopping along too. A few hairy moments on
tiny roads built for small, one way, traffic.

Stopped briefly to look at St Michael’s Mount in the distance. Not
sure how to get there in high tide; looks very imposing on the hill.
The discipline it would have taken to build.

Finished the day with a cocktail and classic fish and chips with
mushy peas in Rick Stein’s fish restaurant in Falmouth. Perhaps the
nicest piece of fish I’ve had, cooked to perfection. Local asparagus
for a starter. Chris indulged in Spanish scallops with Serrano ham
and pimentos.

Finished the night devouring the sequel novel to The Devil Wears
Prada. Good, but Andrea has become annoying.

Oh….and coffee! Forgot to mention that Rick Stein’s staff actually
know how to make a good coffee!