Padstow, Cornwall – photoblog

Padstow is an upscale fishing town on the North Cornish coast who can boast about its first class eateries created by chef royalty namely Rick Stein and Paul Ainsworth, this in turn has meant that Padstow has become the byword for good food and for me good gin as I happenstanced on Tarquin’s Cornish on my recent visit. The Grey Traveller likes […]

Tarquin Gin Trail in Padstow

The Grey Traveller likes to sample a local gin or three when traveling and Padstow threw up Tarquin’s Cornish Gin ….here are my favourites. Cornish Crocus Gin sampled at Burgers and Fish on the Strand. Unusual flavour and has a slight yellowish tinge as you would expect from saffron. I mixed with a light Fever Tree  and yes I would […]

The Lobster Hatchery at Padstow

We happened upon the The National Lobster Hatchery at the start of the Camel Trail in Padstow. The Grey Traveller got to meet Captain Barnacles and many of his relations from huge crust crustaceans to teeny tiny see through specs in shades of electric blue and deep orange. There are lots of informative displays reminding us to look after […]

Knitted decor in Seaview

Never one to miss an opportunity to photograph something unusual or quirky or indeed street art I give you Seaview’s knitted decorations currently posing on the sea wall railings. They tick the list for street art, unusual in as much as I haven’t seen anything like this anywhere (have you?) and definitely quirky! If you are […]

Pump Bar at Seaview Hotel

The Pump;  An olde worlde bar complete with Naval heritage decorating the walls. This bar is in the upscale  Seaview Hotel in the beautiful seaside village of the same name; The Pump is open to both residents and non residents. If doing the Isle of Wight coastal path it’s a convenient stop off. The bar has a traditional […]