Wednesday the 18th of October 2017 and Day 5 of our autumnal Cornish getaway. Apart from the heavy winds on Monday due to storm Ophelia the weather here, so far, has been a lot better and much warmer than we expected. Today is probably the chilliest it’s been so far this week but still it wasn’t unpleasant.
Little one woke up in a chirpy mood this morning and was happy to just snuggle and chill in bed watching a few cartoons before breakfast. I love these relaxed mornings with my loved ones, having a break from the usual rush of the daily routine is very welcome and much needed.
Today it was Ryan’s turn to head out for a fishing match and the rest of us headed to the south coast of Cornwall to the beautiful historic village and port of Charlestown. Myself, Luke, little monkey and Dawn visited the picturesque village for the first time back in August and Instantly fell in love with the surroundings, it’s beautiful and such a wonderful place to explore – It’s almost as though you’re walking on a film set! In a way I suppose we are as Charlestown has been a backdrop for many TV series and films including Hornblower, Poldark and Taboo! You can imagine my excitement to find out that Tom Hardy has filmed there!!
Although it did start to drizzle on the journey from White Acres whilst we were visiting Charlestown it held off and we had such a fantastic day firstly making our way to down to the historic harbour and taking the girls to the pebbly beach, they had so much fun running around in their welly boots collecting pretty pebbles, being right on the coast it was really rather breezy and recently Freya has gone through a phase of really disliking the wind, however, it didn’t seem to phase her and she was very happy to get down and explore with Shaniah, picking up many pretty pebbles to show everyone.
Lunchtime came and we were raring to go to, what has become one of our favourite places to eat and a must to visit when we’re staying in Cornwall, The Longstore Steaks and seafood restaurant. Highly recommended if you’re ever close by – This was the second time myself, Luke, little monkey and Dawn have eaten at the Longstore, as we visited on our last holiday to Cornwall and simply had to go back – this time with the others (apart from Ryan who was busy fishing). By now Little lady was getting very hungry and like her Mama gets a tad grumpy or hangry as its known. She most definitely approved of the chips and showed off a new trick that her Grampy pat taught her… flicking peas! Haha! Luke chose to have the gorgeous steak burger, which we all enjoyed on our last visit but this time i went for the catch of the day, Haddock with fries, mushy peas and tartar sauce and i wasn’t disappointed, it was delicious and of course i had to get a photo!
After lunch we walked back down to the harbour where we had a closer look at one of the impressive ships docked. I had to point out to my fellow Tom Hardy fan, Tamara that one of the row boats we passed had seated the talented actor during the filming of Taboo! After exploring the ship and searching for pirates 😉 we walked through Charlestowns Shipwreck and Heritage centre, a historical museum which holds an impressive and very interesting collection of artefacts
We had such a lovely day in Charlestown, the surrounding views and the village itself are absolutely stunning, the history so interesting to delve into and the whole atmosphere of the beautiful village and port so very captivating. It’s definitely somewhere we would love to visit again and again during our stays in Cornwall.
This evening after sorting food, although most of us were still full from that amazing lunch, we took Freya up to the clubhouse where she asked for her “monies” to go in the arcade. We ended up winning another two little toys (with thanks to another of the very lovely staff who put one right on the edge for her to win) which she was very happy with and proudly took them into the bar after to show Nanny and Grampy Brushneen. We Stayed for a quick drink but after a busy and wonderful day all of us were feeling a little cream crackered, as they say, so it wasn’t long until we all made our way back to the lodge.
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