Thursday, 31 May 2007

Easter Weekend (Part Tres)

Sunday began gently.

I just made it down in time for breakfast and Zena asked that she might have some tea and toast on a tray that I could take up to her.

Before the person I believe to be Mrs Wrench the proprietress had finished assembling the tray Zena arrived having decided that she would join me for breafast.

After breakfast we returned to our room and packed ready for the next part of our weekend.

The plan was that we should walk down to The Admirals Hard and get the passenger ferry over to Cremyll where my and now our dear friends Josh and Nicky would meet us.

I hadn't got more than 100 yards before I realised that I was no way fit to pull the wayward case all the way to Admirals Hard.

We sat down on a wall, called a taxi and waited for it to arrive.

It was a lovely morning and the views across Plymouth and westward were lovely from outside the back of a large hotel.

The taxi arrived and we were whisked to the Cremyll Ferry in a very short time.

Amasing - there was a ferry waiting - we quickly paid the driver and boarded.

A few minutes later we were sailing across the Cornish Tamar to Cremyll and Mount Edgcumbe House.

Being an hour earlier than we were expected I thought we'd take a detour and have a look at the Orangery Restaurant in the Italian Garden.

It was beautiful and as Zena settled into her chair with a book I made off, camera in hand to gets some snaps of the place.

The amusement was seeing an obsolete Wet Paint sign that had run in the rain.

We had planned to be there for midday and the original idea was to eat at the Edgcumbe Arms but of course being Easter Sunday it was fully booked.

Nicky however had got us a table at the D&C in Millbrook.

We made our way back to the road by the ferry and I called Josh and Nicky who shortly jumped in the car to fetch us.

It was wonderful when it became plain that Zena and Josh knew each other from when they were either side of the bar in the Kings Arms.

The Millbrokers house was as lovely as ever, something quite cosy.

Lunch at the Devon and Cornwall was delicious and such great fun.

The ale was fine the company great.

I'm not sure the waitress knew what to make of us but I don't think we frightened her!!

After lunch we went for a lovely walk to Kingsand and along the beach toward Fort Picklecombe, and returning via the meadow whose name I am unable to recall. We returned up and over the hill back to Millbrook seeing deer and buzzards and other delights of fauna.

I'm sure we went to the Mark for beer later and we may even have eaten but I am struggling to remember after so long.

6/8/07.......all this seems so long ago - I'm not completely sure what happened but I do know that we had a wonderful time with the Mr and Mrs Millbrooker and their friends.

The following day was Monday. Zena and I took ourselves off map in hand up Donkey Lane to Whitsand Bay. We lunched on Burger and Chips down at the foot of the cliff and walked a short way along the beach before tackling the climb back up the cliff. We took the long way back to Milbrook via Cliff Lane and Withnoe Farm.

Again my memory is failing me but I'm certain that a quality pint was consumed at The D&C later.

Tuesday we returned to Bath.