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    • Day3

      Day 3: Looe und Coastal Walk

      November 11, 2022 in England ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

      By Leora and Julia
      *Coastwalk and Fish & Chips*

      Today we first went to a city called Looe. There we learned everything about the coast rescue team that works there. They have many rescue places. The safety clothes of them are very heavy and really warm. They also have to wear them in the summer because the water is very cold. After it we ate fish and chips. Then we went on a coastwalk in Polperro. We also went shopping there. It is a really nice little village. After that we went back to Moorland Hall.Read more

    • Day5

      Polperro, Cornwall

      June 9, 2022 in England ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

      Nun erreichen wir nach den Counties East Sussex, Kent, Dorset & Hampshire, Devon & Somerset endlich Cornwall.

      Wir bummeln durch das entzückende Hafenstädtchen ⚓ Polperro. Es diente bereits für viele Rosamunde-Pilcher-Verfilmungen als stimmungsvolle Kulisse. Seht selbst.Read more

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      Traumhaft 👍

      6/9/22Reply
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      💙

      6/11/22Reply
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      ????? die spinnen die Briten

      6/11/22Reply
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      einfach superschöne Bilder! Danke!

      6/11/22Reply
       
    • Day3

      Polperro

      August 24, 2019 in England ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

      Ultimo paesino che visitiamo oggi è Polperro, una vera e propria chicca... Dopo aver parcheggiato la macchina al parcheggio prendiamo un trenino che ci porta all'imbocco del paese che è attraversato da un fiumiciattolo che qui sfocia nel mare. È bassa marea ora quindi tutte le barche sono adagiate sul terreno in secca, uno spettacolo veramente strano...
      Stefania ed io prendiamo un gelato e dopo poco vengo letteralmente assalita da un gabbiano che mi ruba la mia pallina di gelato... Non mi resta che mangiarmi il cono!!
      Qui facciamo una breve passeggiata fino al mare e col treno torniamo al parcheggio.
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    • Day7

      Polperro

      June 6, 2022 in England ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

      Scenic coastline, scenic weather, warm but with just enough breeze. But that was bloody hard work, it's to be expected with over 35,000 m of elevation gain hiking the entire path but damn there were some giant ascents and descents along those cliffs. Had a chat with a New Zealander chap halfway from Polruan who was carrying a ridiculous amount of gear and said he was planning on effectively hiking for 4½ months straight, and of course I met a few Germans along the way again as well.

      Just enjoying a Cornish pasty here and the woman next to me had her ice cream stolen by a vicious seagull, then every seagull in a one mile radius basically piled in to snatch it from them. It's a dog eat dog world love, can't be waving ice creams around like there's no tomorrow
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      four and a half months!!! don't be getting any ideas.

      6/6/22Reply
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      he said he'd only done 3 days so far and looked shattered!

      6/6/22Reply
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      🍦Hold on to your 99!!

      6/6/22Reply
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      💯➖1️⃣

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    • Day48

      Looe & Umgebung

      September 27, 2017 in England ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

      Das Gras ist grüner und der Regen nasser :)

      Mit dem Auto kann man wunderbar die Umgebung erkunden...man sollte allerdings keine Angst vor sehr engen Straßen und Gegenverkehr haben!

      Erster Ausflug mit der Manor House Gruppe: Carlos, Alex & Aitor.Read more

    • Day10

      Fowey, Looe und Polperro

      June 8, 2018 in England ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

      Freundliches Wetter. Wir kommen just in dem Moment zum Frühstück, als die anderen aufbrechen. Mömschen freut‘s. Wir können ungestört frühstücken und in Ruhe den Tag planen. Wir beschliessen, zu den malerischen Fischerdörfern Fowey, Looe und Polperro an Cornwalls Südküste zu fahren. Alle diese Orte liegen nahe beieinander. Um der Fahrt machen wir noch einen Abstecher zur Bodmin Nursery (Gärtnerei). Da wir Fans von Blue Bells sind, haben wir die Hoffnung, dort die entsprechenden Blumenzwiebeln für Mömschen’s Garten zu finden. Leider nichts gewesen.

      Hans‘ Navi scheint erkannt zu haben, dass wir kleine Strässchen mögen. Heute ist die Routenführung aber teils grenzwertig. Wir werden über engste Wege geschleust und erstmals fällt uns dabei ein Verkehrsschild mit der Aufschrift „Single Traffic only“ auf. Wir müssen an unserem Nissan (nicht das breiteste Auto) die Spiegel einklappen, und die Sensoren piepsen ununterbrochen. Sylvia betet, dass uns keiner entgegen kommt (das will was heissen!). Ausbuchtungen gibts auf dieser langen Strecke keine. Uff, nochmals Glück gehabt!

      Es wird immer sonniger - wie schön! Fowey ist unser erstes Ziel. Der Ort liegt steil am Hang; sind daher froh, unten am Fowey River einen Parkplatz zu finden. Wir schlendern gemütlich durch den kleinen Ort. Ein Footpath führt oberhalb der Dorfstrasse zwischen den Häusern durch. Von dort können wir gut auf die unter uns liegenden Dächer sehen und entdecken in ihren Nestern brütende Möven, oftmals auch mit Jungen. Überall werden Cornish Pastries, die hiesige Spezialität, angeboten. Das sind warme Teigkrapfen mit unterschiedlichsten Füllungen. Wir beschliessen, eine solche zu probieren und wählen die traditionelle Variante (mit Fleisch). Fowey hat einen hübschen, alten Dorfkern, der zum Hafen hin führt. Dort, auf einer Bank sitzend, beissen wir abwechselnd zu. Es schmeckt uns sehr.

      Wir fahren weiter nach Looe. Dazu nehmen wir die Fähre über den Fowey River nach Bodinnick. Die Fahrt danach dauert nur etwa 15 Minuten. Looe wird durch einen Gezeitenfluss in einen East- und West-Teil getrennt. Beidseits kleben die hübschen Häuschen mit ihren pastellfarbenen Fassaden förmlich an den steilen Hängen. Der Ort hat einen grossen und wichtigen Fischerreihafen.

      Schon vor vier Jahren hat uns dieses Fischerdorf trotz regnerischem Wetter sehr gut gefallen. Heute aber präsentiert es sich Dank Sonnenschein von seiner schönsten Seite. Ein Besuch in Miss Marple’s Tea Room ist für uns ein Muss. Damals haben wir hier unseren ersten Cream Tea gegessen (Scone, Strawberry Jam, Clotted Cream und ein Pot Tee - einfach himmlisch!). Sogar unser Tischchen von damals, mit schönem Blick aufs Hafenbecken, ist frei. Noch schwimmen die farbenfrohen Boote im Wasser. Auch hier teilen wir uns einen Scone. Durch hübsche Gässchen bummeln wir dem offenen Meer entgegen. Der breite Sandstrand ist schon belebt. Ein paar Mutige wagen sich bereits ins Wasser, andere Spielen mit Ball und Frisbee, etc. Es ist Ebbe und das Wasser zieht sich merklich zurück. Hier verweilen wir nun einige Zeit auf der Mole, geniessen den wunderschönen Blick, die Sonne und den Duft vom Meer. Die Parkuhr läuft ab, und wir müssen zurück zum Auto. Inzwischen ist das Wasser im Gezeitenfluss soweit zurückgegangen, dass die Schiffe im Hafenbecken auf dem Trockenen liegen.

      Wir verlassen Looe und fahren fürs Abendessen nach Polperro. Der Parkplatz befindet sich am Ortseingang. Nur eine Strasse führt in den Ort und zum Hafen hinunter. Ein längerer, aber sich lohnender Fussmarsch ist angesagt. Mittelpunkt von Polperro ist ein alter, kleiner Hafen mit Fischer- und Segelbooten. Zum Meer hin ist er von steilen Felsen umringt und geschützt. Um ihn herum gruppieren sich verschachtelte Treppen, schmale Durchgänge und steile Gassen mit kleinen Cottages. Hier gibt es viele Pubs und Teestuben, sowie nette Geschäfte mit hübschen Auslagen. Obwohl noch keine Hochsaison ist, herrscht auch jetzt am Abend noch immer rechter Betrieb und die Restaurants sind gut Besucht. Hier an der Küste gelüstet es uns - wie könnte es auch anders sein - wieder nach Seafood, welches hier ganz frisch und variantenreich angeboten wird. Im „The Three Pilchards“ lassen wir einen weiteren, sehr schönen Ferientag ausklingen.
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      Schönes Farbenspiel 🤗!

      6/10/18Reply
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      Nicht schlecht der Strand - wie warm (kalt) wohl das Wasser sein mag? 🤔

      6/10/18Reply
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      Malerisch, wie die toten Fliegen liegen sie rum, die Boote.

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    • Day38

      Looe

      October 8, 2018 in England ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

      Today’s highlight was the Eden Project. We left Looe at 9 30 and 45 minutes later, after yet another interesting drive down country lanes we arrived at the Eden Project. Having already read about it in New Zealand we were totally unprepared for what we experienced. We walked down a long path from the car park to see a valley surrounded by bush covered hills with several huge clear coloured domes at the bottom. Inside the two biomes are plants that are collected from many diverse climates and environments. The project is located in a reclaimed china clay pit and was established 20 years ago. The photos do not show the scale of the domes but the Eden Project is a global garden housed in tropical biomes that nestle in a crater the size of 30 football pitches. Surrounding the domes are beautiful gardens but it is the inside that is so impressive. The rainforest biome was absolutely amazing with several levels of walkway, numerous gardens, interesting sculptures and walkways, some interesting birds, a waterfall and the most amazing smells and temperatures of a rainforest. The second biome was a Mediterranean one and featured a huge variety of plants along with more interesting gardens, walkways and sculptures. The whole focus of the project is to educate people about the importance of plants to the world and how the world may look in the future. The third area of the project was the The Core which was a building used for education, but which also housed two amazing sculptures, one a permanent installation entitled Seed, which was a 70 tonne egg-shaped stone installation standing some 13 feet (4.0 m) tall and displaying a complex pattern of protrusions that are based upon the geometric and mathematical principles that underlie plant growth. The second was a sculpture named Blue. Measuring nearly nine metres tall and firing out vapour rings, it is thought to be the world’s biggest ceramic sculpture.The spectacular structure contains 32 cannons which project scented vapour rings into the exhibition space. It was truly amazing, as was the reaction of a large group of school students who were trying to catch the vapour rings as they floated by. The Eden Project is truly worth a visit. Our afternoon was spent in Polperro just 10 minutes from Looe. It was a tiny fishing village famous for its smuggling history, and although the day was very grey and many of the shops were closed because it was Monday it was still a beautiful place to visit and wander around. We arrived back at the cottage for a rest before heading into the village for dinner at a lovely wee restaurant overlooking the harbour. Our meal was lovely and we wandered slowly back to Clara’s Cottage for our last night in Looe.Read more

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      Looks and sounds amazing! I’ll put that on my to do list!

      10/9/18Reply
       
    • Day35

      Cardiff to Looe

      October 5, 2018 in England ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

      Another day of huge contrasts-both in scenery and in our moods! We breakfasted at the lovely Raddison Bleu hotel and set off towards Cardiff Castle. By chance we came upon Cardiff Arms Stadium, to David’s delight. We carried on for what seemed a short distance to view the castle from its gates. We then spent the rest of the morning retracing our steps from last night and David did some good shopping in House of Fraser. The shops were lovely, especially the huge John Lewis department store which really was lovely. We had lunch at Wagamamas and it was delicious. We then collected our bags and caught the bus out to the airport, all of which went smoothly. We arrived at the car rental office to spend a most frustrating hour waiting for service by a very incompetent worker and the whole place seemed so disorganised. An hour later we finally left for Looe. Our GPS said we would arrive at 6 30 which was a three hour trip. However the traffic from the spectacular Severn Bridge was horrendous until it was barely moving. We were in queues of traffic for at least an hour with huge trucks and cars converging from all directions. We realised that the big intersection of roads south and to London was the issue and it was Friday afternoon. Goodness knows where everyone was going! Worst traffic we have stuck and we were yet to face the later challenge of very dark, narrow winding roads as we followed the GPS to Looe. Even then there seemed to be a lot of traffic and everyone was driving with their lights on full as it was like driving through dark tunnels created by trees over the roads. We were exhausted by the time we got to Loee at 8 15 and we then had a bit of a mission finding Clara’s Cottage. However we were rewarded with the best B and B yet. It is the cutest little two storey cottage up a very steep street. It has all we want, even a welcoming hamper! We were starving so left for the walk back into town. As the town is on two sides of a river we crossed the bridge and dined at a small pub there. The manager gave us some tips on things to do in Looe and by dark it all seemed very cool with lighting along both sides of the river. We look forward to seeing it in the daylight.Read more

    • Day36

      Looe

      October 6, 2018 in England ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

      A lovely relaxing day in Looe. After all the driving yesterday we decided to stay put today and not use the car at all. We slept in before heading off on a lovely slow walk around both sides of the tidal river which splits Looe in half. Even though it was grey and spitting it was still warm enough and we stayed dry. The shops were so interesting and there so many more of them than we realised last night. There were heaps of little cafes and bakeries, mainly specialising in Cornish pasties and many gift shops all with a nautical theme going on. There were also several very nice farm shops so we gathered more delicious bits for our dinner. We stopped for the loveliest lunch at a gorgeous little tearooms called Miss Marples, where we sat upstairs overlooking the street. We continued exploring the far side of the river until we spotted the ferry ride for 50p each. We climbed aboard a little boat and had a ride the 200m across the water to the side we are staying on. We then wandered up our street to the cottage. At 4pm we walked back with the sun coming out, into town, this time on a mission- to find the only bar in town showing live sport as the All Blacks were playing South Africa. It was pretty rough and we entered through a door at the back of a narrow alleyway, but we settled in to watch one of two televisions showing sport. To our dismay there was no sound and instead we were listening to a soccer programme on the other TV, even though we were the only people who had come in wanting to watch something. We left at half time very frustrated and walked home. We made a detour into the oldest pub in Looe which is at the bottom of our street and ended up spending almost two hours there chatting to a lovely couple from Somerset. The disappointment of the rugby was forgotten as the atmosphere of this pub was so lovely, even with the barking of a badly behaved dog in there, and we really enjoyed comparing our lifestyles on opposite sides of the world. We then headed home for a lovely platter of food and some TV. Looe is a beautiful spot- so pleased to have chosen it for our last stop and the cottage is wonderful. Just so comfortable and cosy and everything we need. Only hope we don’t get a parking ticket as not sure we are really parked inside the yellow lines. Would probably still be in the car though if we were any closer to the house!Read more

    • Day37

      Looe

      October 7, 2018 in England ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

      A beautiful day exploring Cornwall. We headed off after breakfast on our 90 minute drive to St Ives. It was a beautiful sunny morning and the drive was lovely, especially once we left the motorway and were on the very narrow country roads. The overhanging trees formed tunnels for us to drive through and the dappled light through them made them even more spectacular. St Ives was the first of three seaside towns we visited and all were quite different. It was the biggest and many tourists and their dogs were out on the lovely sandy beach, enjoying the sun. We spent about an hour wandering around and wished we could have longer. Our next stop, Padstow, was 30 minutes away. A wrong turn meant we weren’t following our original route and instead took us down some incredibly narrow and rustic roads, definitely not designed for cars. We were grateful not to meet any! We had booked lunch for 1pm at Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant. It was a real (expensive) treat. The food and service were outstanding and the atmosphere in the restaurant busy, but relaxed. My Indonesian Seafood Curry and David’s Dover Sole were both divine and the starter and main were totally enough. We left the restaurant to stroll around the lovely harbour, which was much smaller and quieter than St Ives. Again there were dogs everywhere, all very well behaved. We even noticed a shop with a dish of water at the door which said “ dog pub” ! We cannot believe how many people have dogs in England and how well trained they are. As well everywhere including pubs and shops is dog friendly and they are simply everywhere. After leaving Padstow we carried on for 30 minutes to Port Isaac. The parking was at the top of the cliffs and we set off walking down the steep streets towards the harbour. It really was a wow! moment seeing the harbour for the first time from up on the cliff. It was so beautiful. As we headed down we stopped in at a very cute little cafe for a coffee. We realised we were actually in one of the Doc Martin locations which was confirmed by the Doc Martin brochure and map on the table. We got chatting to the owner who was able to tell us that doc Martin is filmed in Port Isaac every year for 16 weeks at a time and that she herself had been an extra. All very interesting and her photos of the filming were around the walls. We carried on down to the harbour where we were able to locate several more locations and where we took many photos as it was all so beautiful and interesting. We returned with a steep climb back up to the car park, feeling we had really walked off our lunch. The drive back to Looe was an hour, again very scenic. We called in at the oldest pub for a drink before returning to the cottage and eating some left overs for dinner. A wonderful day out.Read more

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