Day started off smoggy and cold and windy but the blue sky did come out eventually! People not out yet until after 10am the streets were quiet until then, coffee and cornish pastry culture here – had a vegan cauliflower and onion cornish pastry with a nice hot coffee – the views of the sea are beautiful!!!
Many people walking around with surfboards and the dress sense sort of reminds me of sydney, bondi
Okok… im noticing it now, im starting to speak “british” im starting to be more prim and proper and saying things like “oh, how lovely!” and “hiya!” and “oh thank you so very much” and “that was lovvvvely.. may I have another?” “Do you mind if…” geez… not very aussie of me! I really do like how prim and proper they are I really like how they all speak here… im just in love with all the different accents!
DAY 12 ITINERARY
A – NEWQUAY – Cornwall
B – TRERICE MANOR
C – LANHYDROCK HOUSE
D – BODMIN & BODMIN JAIL – Cornwall
E – LAUNCESTON & LAUNCESTON CASTLE
F – BIDEFORD – North Devon
A beautiful historic tudor country manor house
Arrived around 11am short 8min drive from Newquay (looks like 30mins when viewed on the map with my aussie brain of everything being far away lol)
John Arundell V rebuilt Trerice in the 1570s it was around the size of a farmhouse and he developed it with Elizabethan style
John Arundell was born in 1649 and joined the garrison at Pendennis castle by 1680 he was captain lieutenant and deputy governor of the castle
During the war Trerice was a training centre for the local home guard nicknamed the Choughs after the cornish bird
means “church enclosure of St Hydrock” this parish is centred around the Lanhydrock mansion. It was SO busy! there were so many people with dogs and kids around the line to get a coffee was ridiculous!
This mansion is SO IMPRESSIVE! owned by the Robates family and is 360 acres (cost 17 pounds to get in!) – Thomas James and Juliana – they worked in fuel and then money lending – in 1851 an exposed timber in the kitchen was set in fire and the fire started and destroyed the old house and antiques – much of the manor dates back to victorian times
Thomas’ son then took control and rebuilt the house again, they planned and styled and refit the house in a modern way
The kitchen was amazing!! It was a whole building to itself! All done up so you can imagine what it was like back then
Bodmin Jail is a historic former prison situated in Bodmin, on the edge of Bodmin Moor in Cornwall. Built in 1779 and closed in 1927, a large range of buildings fell into ruin, but parts of the prison have been turned into a tourist attraction
The Bodmin Jail attraciton part of it before you even go into the jail cells area… They do this “scary” recreation of what happens when someone commits a crime and is taken into prison and lucky me… I was the only one in the whole session so I went through this dark passage ways and rooms with lights and screams all on my own! LOL great… but actually to be fair., it was actually really well done and I did enjoy it, I felt like I was living in the medieval times
Launceston is built on a steep area and really up and down, the castle overlooks the whole town and I love how you can see the castle sticking up behind the cute buildings of the town centre
Checked in at 6:30 later than my usual but I was short on time today
Another awesome day with good weather, cool but still blue skies and sunny, roads were a lot of fun to drive on in cornwall due to the rolling green hills and the A roads which are national speed limit and not too small so you can wizz through them and have heaps of fun!