Saturday, 14 July 2012

Devon and Cornwall Day 5 & 6

The weather reverted to normal so we decided to go up to Restronguet Creek to visit one of our favorite pubs - The Pandora Inn. Parts of the Inn date back to the 13th Century but last year (24 March) the building was severely damaged by fire. It has now been carefully restored and it was nice to be back - apart from the gray skiy and cold wind.

We gave up and went back to the south coast for a cream tea in Marazion and another look at St Michael's Mount.

In the evening we went to Hayle and had a look at the progress being made with the new bridge. (see earlier post on 27 November 2011)

The following day we headed home. We stopped at Jamaica Inn on Bodmin Moor. The Inn was built in 1750 as a coaching inn and an important stop on the urnpike road between Launceston and Bodmin. It became famous through Daphne du Maurier's novel of the same name. 'The story tells the tale of Mary, an orphan who goes to live with her Aunt Patience and Uncle Joss Merlyn, the terrifying landlord of Jamaica Inn, and the mystery surrounding her uncle's business - smuggling along the Cornish coast.' so says the the Inn's website

We carried on up the A30 past Exeter stopping at Ottery St Mary for a 'Devon Pasty' and a quick look around the church - it began life in 1342, as a Collegiate Church on the lines of the Cathedral which accounts for its large size.

After Ottery St Mary it rained, and rained......and rained all the way home.

Ottery St Mary made the news the following day by being cut off by flood waters.

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