Friday, 1 September 2017

St Mawes & Padstow

A few pics from St Mawes a village on the Roseland Peninsula in Cornwall. Obviously tourism plays a big part it hasn't become too over commercialised

St Mawes castle in the care of English Heritage.... there is a "twin" across the river Fal in Falmouth which I will visit next time I'm in Cornwall.

On another day I went to Padstow. I first visited in 1982 and it was a lovely place. Today it has become famous as the home of celebrity chef Rick Stein as is known as Padstein. As much as I like his TV programmes I'm not sure I approve of the changes to Padstow. It has become overly commercialised with the lovely higgle piggedy book shop going  (I bought the Foundation Trilogy here as well as the first two volumes of Julian May's Saga of the Pliocene Exiles) as well as the small cinema I saw the Wrath of Khan in in 1982!!  I'm sure it has brought in jobs and money but at the cost of a bit of charm,

1 comment:

Tricia Ryder said...

I really liked visiting St Mawes.. a pretty village... and the 'other' castle is worth a visit.. I remember buying freshly caught crab on the quayside of Padstow years ago with my aunt... it was delish... that would have been in its 'unspoilt' days...