Thursday, 1 March 2012

Via Rumps Point 7 1/2 miles

Rumps Point ? We were tempted.
I'm sure Rumps Point would have had spectacular rugged views. The beauty of the Atlantic side of Cornwall. 

The path we took headed down into the small Cornish village of Port Issac. A day out away from our normal haunts in Devon.
Port Issac is also well known for it's location filming Doc Martin. In Doc Martin the village is known as Port Wenn.

The village nestles between steep hills. I'm sure the film crew were ecstatic carrying their camera equipment up and down.

If you ever visit, the best route down to the quay is by the coastal path and not the main streets. Unless you have the stamina of a mountain goat.

The coastal path from this point might look like a mini wall of China, but it's the best route to the bottom of the village.

What ever route down, it's not a climb for the faint hearted. You can drive down, but the roads are narrow typical of small Cornish coastal villages. I'm still wondering if the car that squeezed it's self past us as we walked along is still trying to find a way out.
The beach car park is also closed to visitors at this time of year.

Local traffic and digging Freya Rose Blossom's only.

Ist of March and not a tourist in sight.

Only one very nosey Cavalier.

Most of the houses and cottages were being painted, all for the coming season.
This one had a new coat of paint, all ready to go.The oldest house in Port Issac.
At this point, I know I should have more information all about the house, I haven't a clue, I read the plaque on the side of the wall.

We watched every episode of Doc Martin, but as for Port Issac it's self, we weren't impressed, maybe at the height of the season, with tourist milling around, it might have had more of an atmosphere. We moved on further down the coast. Freya leading the way.
You can see where over at CATFLAP CAVALIER. Watch out for flying sand !


WoolenSails said...

What a gorgeous place to go for a walk, love the high cliffs mixed with the green hills.


Heckety said...

Just look at the colour of that sea!! Jade? Turquoise? Beautiful anyhow!
Its nice to get away and see somewhere different once in a while, especially now after the winter. Glad Freya obviously had your excursion all planned out and could show you the ways...she is obviously a good map and guidebook reader, always useful in a dog I find!!!

Old Kitty said...

Doc Martin is filmed here!? I see what you mean about it being all empty and devoid of the hustle and bustle of Doc Martin! Oh but who wouldn't want to go to Rumps Point!?!? LOL!

Port Isaac has some gorgeous stunning views! I hope if I ever go there I'll be fit and brave enough to take all the steep descents and climbs and walks! There better be pubs at the end of the walk, mind! LOL!

Awww Freya!! You're looking amazing as ever! Take care

Christine said...

Breathtaking! I'd love to walk along Cornwall's own little wall of China!
Freya held her head proud and looks as if she's the owner of all she surveys!
Best wishes

Jo's World said...

We love Doc Martin and never miss a show if we can help it. All along we have thought the scenery was more than beautiful!


Jo, Stella and Zkhat

Faye Henry said...

Lovely views of one of my fave places although I have not been there.. smile.. All due to the reading of UK books.. grin..
Thanks dear friend...

Joanna said...

We like Doc Martin here too, so I like seeing these pics. So quaint.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

It would have been so fun to visit this place with you! Such beautiful scenry. The water is so blue- everything so gorgeous.

~ Kirra ~ said...

A lovely location for a quiet get a way, and certainlly before the mass of tourists, who will flock to the scene.

Freya is very observant, and like my Kirra, believes it is her right to look into everything, especially if a door is open.

The photo's are so beautifull and to know Spring is well on its way.

Sue Doran said...

We were in Cornwall for the eclipse all those years ago (1999?), I know we visited Port Isaac but I can't remember that much about it but your photographs made me recognise it (actually, it might just be from watching Doc Martin!)

Allie said...

Well I don't know what a Doc Martin is, but I love the pictures - what a pretty place!

Brando and Bogart said...

You always have the best pictures, love your travels, Thank you for sharing your beautiful stroll!!

Remington said...

AWESOME! I would love to go there!

Sue said...

YOu must go back later in the season and tell us what you think of it. I rather like deserted places. I guess I'm not well socialized.

Freya seems to like those little pools now.

Christine said...

What a beautiful place to share with us Midge. It's wonderful!

Bicontinental Dachshund said...

What a great adventure! I love your photos, and I love your coastal path!

Sandee said...

Thanks for sharing your trip with us. I can almost smell the sea air!