Today we trekked down to Port Isaac, a lovely little historic fishing village that also serves as a backdrop and setting (as Port Wenn) for the fabulous Doc Martin. Mum and Dad were here a couple of years ago while they were filming, but it no such luck today unfortunately. We parked up in the main carpark, and it's a long, steep walk down to the village, with tiny streets and cottages piled higgledy-piggledy along the way. It was a grey, overcast day again, but the only rain was very light, and it didn't spoil our enjoyment. We walked up and down taking pictures of familiar locations (Large's restaurant, the Doc's house and practice, Mrs Tishell's pharmacy, Louisa's cottage and the school), but a lot of the places function differently to their portrayal in the show. The pharmacy is actually a sweet shop, the school is actually the 'old' school and is now a hotel and restaurant and the Doc's practice is a private residence. I imagine the occupants get super annoyed by the tourists taking pics outside their place...
|Large's restaurant and the Doc's place|
|Traditional Cornish steak pasty and it's chocolate fudge equivalent|
THEN we drove back to St Austell, and I did a wee bit of homework and some packing. Mum and Marnie went for a walk into town, but now we're all back, nearly ready for dinner, and looking at all our photos. Torquay and Weymouth tomorrow!