|Small boats at Calstock|
After a hearty soup lunch and time spent admiring the gorgeous views
|Rosie Fierek plaque commemorating the |
Tamar Valley Line centenary in 2008
From rural yurts we were whisked to the pretty arty commune of
|Pottery by Ann-Mari Hopkins|
Swedish-born potter Ann-Mari Hopkins has a tiny shop down by the riverbank which we passed on the way to commencing a walk round and about Cotehele. The tiles and artefacts Ann-Mari creates have wonderfully vibrant colours and we saw several examples of her work on walls and doors around the town too. If you aren't likely to visit Calstock any time soon, some of the work is available to purchase online.
I loved that home-grown produce was a feature of several windowsills around the village. I got a bag of cooking apples for crumble and a bag of runner beans, each a pound and perfectly fresh from their respective gardens.
Cotehele is a National Trust estate which we were far too late in the day
Once back at Ottery Park Farm we were again treated to a meal - this time a really good barbecue - followed by convivial conversation until practically midnight. Fortunately Chris and Marta have their campsite to themselves as we did all get progressively louder as the wine flowed. I don't think the same will be true when we host them on Tuesday. Dave and I will be celebrating our One Year CaravAnniversary!
|Dave, Marta and Chris|
Blurred before the wine was even opened!