Newlyn 2016 – Day 4

This was actually our last full day at Newlyn and the main event was a good lunch had been booked. After a leisurely breakfast and a dog walking in dry conditions we set off to Porthleven a town a little way round Mounts Bay heading South towards the Lizard. Porthleven is the town you always…

Newlyn 2016 – Day 3

Sorry about the delay in getting the next blog posted, we’ve been rushing about a lot. Day 3 of this year’s Newlyn trip started very dull and damp as Maude and I went for the papers, but just to show that Newlyn is still a busy working harbour, here’s a view of it and here’s…

Newlyn 2017 – Day 1

It’s that time of year again so Mrs Sixwheeler and I are off for our annual visit to Newlyn, right down there in the wild west if Cornwall. For any of you who haven’t been here with us before here’s a little background. Mrs Sixwheeler was born on the Isle of Scilly, an archipelago of…

Newlyn 2017 – Day 2

There are certain things that never vary about our stays in Newlyn, morning and evening dog walks. Last night when Maude and I went out it was in the middle of a rain storm of biblical proportions. Fortunately I have plenty of wet weather gear to keep me dry and warm and Border Terriers have…

Newlyn 2015 – Day 2

And so to Day 2, which dawned with clear and bright light over the harbour and the promise of a decent day. However by the time we left the cottage it was already clouded over and looking grim to the west, where the weather is coming from. When we are down here we like to…

Newlyn 2015 – Day 1

Here we are back in lovely Pen Camneves cottage overlooking the harbour in Newlyn. We had a damp and windy drive down yesterday but today dawned dry and brighter but still windy. Before breakfast Maude and I walk down into the village to a small shack where I buy a newspaper and she gets a…

365 Project – Day 310

Chain – again. Because of a lack of WiFi during the week I have been preparing my blogs as drafts and uploading them as and when I could. Now I’m home I have uploaded everything but, somehow, Day 310 completely disappeared. I know that it was this picture which I had taken in a Newlyn…

Cornwall – 2 November 2014

We were a little weary today, a mixture of travel and a strange bed I think; so we’ve just been around Newlyn today in the sunshine or dodging the showers. Newlyn is still a working port with a fishing fleet and a big fish wholesale market. In the picture you can also see the Penlee…

Cornwall – 1 November 2014

We’re back in Cornwall staying in a cottage in Newlyn this year. An easy and uneventful drive down from Bath and a pub lunch saw the weather turn from glorious sunshine to dull and windy. We took a quick drive to Lamorna Cove which is a favourite place of ours so that Maude could have…

365 Project – Day 306

Rescue Cooperation. The cottage we are staying in at Newlyn overlooks the harbour and just down the hill from us the Penlee Lifeboat is stationed. Some of you will remember that some years ago a previous Penlee Lifeboat was tragically lost with all hands during a terrible storm while trying to rescue others. If you’re…