We left Mother Ivey’s Campsite yesterday in the pouring rain, arrived in Fowey in the pouring rain and woke this morning......... The rain finally stopped at a quarter to three and we left Maud in a flash to walk the mile to our beloved town. Bimbling past the old cottages en route, we passed these very novel planters. Set happily in the group, the old shoes looked really great and we stopped to admire them.
So typically Cornwall. The bottom of the steep Browns Hill – our nickname – the Hovis Hill.
Above stands Place House, a Grade I listed building, home of the Treffry family since the thirteenth century. The original structure was a fifteenth-century tower, which defended against the French in 1457 by Dame Elizabeth Treffry. It was strengthened soon afterwards, largely rebuilt in the sixteenth century and remodelled in the nineteenth century, the east front dating mostly from 1817-1845.
At the bottom of the road is Fowey Parish Church. The church is dedicated to Saint Finbarr and is listed Grade I. It was built in the early 14th century and rededicated in 1336, replacing a previous Norman church.
The classic Cornish Cross in the churchyard and there we were in the town itself.
Time for tourist poses with the wonderful memories of Beez Neez parked behind us in May 2008.
I got to have another picture to show the sea entrance that saw us leave ‘a few miles ago’. We spent an hour or so going in to all the shops we remembered – the chandlery, the gallery, Boots and a few others, as well as some new shops. I bought Bear a pair of Sketchers, a new rain jacket and on Bear’s insistence a big umbrella in the happy colours like the one back on Beez. Time for fish an chips before we wended our way back to Maud. A swift victory for me on the backgammon board and surprise of surprises – no rain.
ALL IN ALL AMAZING TO BE BACK
LOVELY TO REVISIT OUR FOWEY