We spent a leisurely day yesterday starting with a visit to the swimming pool and steam room in the morning. Then after a quick visit to the supermarket we got a roast dinner underway and the Guardian newspaper out to read. It has been another busy week for us at work so we just wanted to relax for a day.
As the weather has taken a turn for the worse this weekend our ‘wet day’ plan has been put into action. On Monday we visited the Cornish Shipwreck & Heritage Museum at Charlestown, near St Austell. It costs about £6 entrance fee and it is well worth the money. You can spend a good couple of hours in there as there is plenty of information about the clay mining industry, which played a major part in the history of the town.
There is also extensive information about the numerous shipwrecks that have occurred around the coastline, along with displays of diving equipment dating back to the first suits used in the late 1800s. In the harbour there is a tall ship that is being renovated, along with the old Harbour Master’s office that can be rented out for the day!
Dean and I then took a drive to nearby Mevagissey as one of our old friends and neighbour, Viv used to go there for holidays. We had to park just outside the main town in the main car park that cost £3.50 for two hours! Cornwall is such an expensive place to visit, but we were not disappointed with the little town.
It is a beautiful little harbour town, a bit like Padstow but more tranquil. We wandered round the tiny little streets and around the harbour for a good hour, stopping for a Cornish pastie and chips – when in Cornwall!