Friday, May 24, 2013

Day 17 - Port Isaac, the Land of Doc Martin on Monday, May 20th, 2013

After breakfast at the Bedknobs B&B, we drove to Port Isaac, Cornwall,  a picturesque fishing village located on the north coast of Cornwall, about a 40 minute drive from Bodmin.  Port Isaac is also known as the location of the popular Doc Martin TV series on BBC and PBS!

We parked in the visitor car park on the northeast side of town and walked along the sea on the path from the car park to the harbor.  It was a beautiful walk!  I highly recommend it.  

Click on my photos below to see them in high resolution on Flickr.  

Wind vanes along the walk to Port Isaac harbor.

The walk followed the edge of the sea, high enough to provide some great views of the rocky coast line.

Coast line to the west of town.

Zoomed in a bit.  Notice the fence along the top.

Sea caves dot the coast line near the harbor.

As we came around the corner, we could see the jetties that protect the harbor.  We noticed the crew of a fishing boat unloading the day's catch of crab.

Jetties and a fishing boat.

Fishermen unloading their catch of crab.

Taking their catch to the harbor.

A few more steps brought Port Isaac into view!  And it does look just like it looks on the TV show 8^)  A small harbor surrounded by a cluster of buildings and steep hills.

Port Isaac Harbor

The small house to the lower left is used as the Portwenn Surgery in Doc Martin.

Walking along narrow streets, no larger than one vehicle wide, we explored Port Isaac.  It is a neat little town with plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants to visit.

Fore Street

Rose Hill & Fore Street

A couple and their dog window shopping.

We ran into the fishermen and their catch of crab again as they hauled it onto the beach and into the village.

Crab loaded on a trailer.

Their trailer outside the Mote Bar & Restaurant.

Crab up close!

We then walked up Roscarrock Hill along the street to see Doc Martin's Surgery.  Along the way, we noticed a pottery store and stopped in to visit.  It is housed in what was the Port Isaac United Methodist Chapel.

Roscarrock Hill

Pam looking at scarves in the balcony.

A banner from the United Methodist Chapel.

We made it to the surgery and found a nice person to take our obligatory Doc Martin Surgery photo.

Pam and I in front of the Portwenn Surgery.

We walked a bit further up the hill and noticed a nice B&B set into the hill.  We also noticed some great views of Port Isaac from the hill.

Port Isaac Harbor.

Port Isaac from Roscarrock Hill.

Skipping stones - a time honored international tradition.

We walked back through town and back up the path to the car park.  Along the way, we passed two popular scenes from Doc Martin, the Old School House and a naval gun.

The Old Port Isaac School House is now a hotel and restaurant.

Salvaged WWII Naval Gun

Rocky Coastline

Common Gull (Larus canus)

You can see the entire set in high resolution by clicking here.

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