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Bodmin Jail, New Yorkers and great food!

Boscastle Harbour entrance

Interesting week - to Bodmin Jail early in the week for a look at the developments and a chat with the general manager about future co-operation. Really great stuff happening there - £5 million being invested in a new attraction designed by the same people who have done the Harry Potter experience amongst other things and a 60 room hotel in one of the old wings of the jail. Promises to be a real flagship attraction for Cornwall when it is completed next year. On Friday had a lovely little tour with some New Yorkers who are very well travelled but not familiar with Cornwall. Turns out they are fans of Doc Martin so having picked them up from Padstow we toured up to Port Isaac via Port Quin, "the village that died". After a stroll around Port Isaac taking in the locations and watching some young German visitors singing in the street to raise money for ice-cream (look out Fishermans Friends - you have competition) we went to Port Gaverne, then Tintagel followed by a Cream Tea at the National Trust cafe at Boscastle. The weather was great and North Cornwall was really showing it's best side. Only a have day tour but of course that means half price! We have also been lucky enough this week to go to the supper club at the Red Lion at St Kew Highway (gotta love a real aussie barbie!, thanks Steve & Wendy) and dinner last night at the Port Gaverne Hotel. This evening we are trying out Stand Up Paddleboarding with Fowey River Hire - should be wet but fun!

The Platt, Port Isaac

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