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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Our visit to Looe...

On leaving Plymouth, we decided to visit a town called Polperro,recommended by a friend. So we set the GPS up, and off we went. We had been driving along for a little while when the GPS voice announced, 'now board the ferry'! Now that was a bit of a surprise...how much would it be we wondered...we waited at the set of lights...and eventually the light turned green for our line, and on the ferry we drove...

We were even joined on the ferry by a double decker bus!

DH took some photos once the ferry was moving and people were allowed to leave their cars...

Big chains actually pulled the ferry over...

When we got to the other side everyone drove off...and it was free apparently! 
And on the other side that's where we stumbled on the town of Looe...some very narrow streets mind you ! Oh my goodness...we have to fit through there! Lol

Er...hang on...we'll just back up a bit Mr Truckdriver...

Nearly down...
But it was so worth it when we got down to the waterfront...



We went for a walk around the town...lots of quaint shops, tea shops and caf├ęs galore...

I just had to take a photo of the sign on this Tea Room. When I was at LGS recently we had lunch in the town of Sassafras and a group of us ate at the Miss Marples Tearoom there! 



'Dog friendly' places too...

Inns and pubs too :-)



DH and I decided to buy a Cornish pasty...
They were delicious and really warmed us up as it was a cold day. It was nice coffee too :-)
Now about Polperro...we did drive there but by then it was pouring with rain and you are not permitted to drive through the village; instead visitors have to park just before the village and all traffic is pedestrian. So we decided that we had thoroughly enjoyed Looe but we would continue on our journey to Penzance instead of also stopping at Polperro. 

4 comments:

Susan said...

Looe is such a quaint little town, the ferry trip looked fun - even with the rainy looking weather.
Can see what you mean about the narrow streets, and some are steep and then you see that gorgeous waterfront view. As I was scrolling through your photos, I saw the sign "Pasty Presto" and thought to myself "oh yum, bet there's cornish pasties there", then I keep scrolling and wow that's exactly what you ordered. (We used to call in to a little bakery in Port Wakefield, South Aust which is populated by a lot of Cornish folk, and they made the best pasties ever). That was a delightful stopover in Looe and, as one of your blogfriends commented previously, it's like we're travelling along with you both :D)

Nanette said...

I love that you're just winging it Maria, and not sticking to a rigid itinerary, and just look at the wonderful little places you might not otherwise see. Good choice not to go sightseeing in the rain, too chilly.

Una said...

This reminds me of a holiday we took many years ago. We just drove where the mood took us and we saw Looe and other lovely places.

Lin said...

Shame you missed Polperro as it is a lovely place but I have not been to Looe so appreciated your pictures. Glad you used the ferry - little things like that make a trip more memorable. xx