Friday, March 18, 2011

VoM2: Fowey, Cornwall

The coastal villages of Fowey and Polruan lay on opposite sides of an excellent little harbor. Their history goes back hundreds of years and includes great tales of seafaring, smuggling and all manner of other lore. It’s a beautiful setting and I’ve enjoyed a very good day here, highlighted by a really nice long walk in the hills and along the coast.

Along the way, I took little passenger ferries — sort of like little water taxis — back and forth between the villages, and I was intrigued by the variety of small watercraft that the local residents use to transit the harbor themselves. It didn’t occur to me until I saw it, but of course the kids from Polruan have to take a “water-bus” to attend their school which is on the Fowey side!

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