Sunday, October 09, 2011

The Mousehole

One of the walks on the All roads... TV show ended up at the little port of Mousehole (above). This is an incredibly picturesque little village around a nearly semi-circular harbour and I stayed there just recently for the wedding of one of the crew members of Aeolus, the classic yacht I sailed in Fowey earlier this year.

I won't try to explain how to pronounce its name as every time I tried I was told I got it wrong - but will go as far as to say it is not a combination of the words "mouse" and "hole".

One of its claims to fame was it was destroyed by the Spanish in the years after the Armada, which coincidentally I am reading about at the moment. But if it is a more recent construction (by which I mean post 1595!) it is still very pretty:
For those rowers out there, yes it has a rowing club too:
Well worth a visit if you find yourself at the far end of Cornwall.


Pat said...

Mowzle? Cacti!?!?

JP said...

Yup, "Mowzle" is what I kept trying to say but the taxi drivers went "eh?" to make it clear that not only was I saying it wrong but I wasn't and never could be a true Cornishman.