22 September 2014

Cap'n Jasp'rs Plymouth, Lostwithial and Golant revisited

The Lido and Smeatons tower

The Hoe

 The Indian Summer blazes on in Devon today so Helen and Me choose the promenade walk along Plymouth Hoe and a coffee at Captain Jaspers where the upgrade to this iconic bikers cafe sees a revamped exterior with new Teak trimmings but the same quirky interior fitments and decor retained.The coffee is good at just £1 per cup minus a refundable 20p on return of the mug.

Fire engine was pumped by hand

At Lostwithial we visit the little museum and meet the curator ex bandsman who played the french horn in the army and showed us old photos of himself and friends, The exhibits are unusual to be sure and a lower floor reveals much of interest.  The 250 years old Nuttall Fire Engine was donated by the Earl of Mount Edgcumbe in 1761.

Antique shops predominate of one sort and another. including one with particularly distressed furniture and objects of curiosity at greatly inflated prices. Wandering on through the narrow street a busy sale room displayes a sign outside "Sale now on", however we are quickly recognised as paupers and my bum bag without a fist sized bulge fails to impress. It is quickly pointed out that the rooms are under preparation and that we might care to re-visit on sale day.   Perhaps we barged-in uninvited to some sort of preview. 

 Further down the lane we buy a coffee and cornish carrot cake to be consumed beside the river Foy.  

Heading now back on the road for a revisit to Golant and the secluded 15th Century church of St Sampson. Perched on a secluded hillside above the Foy estuary this charming little place is brightly lit inside, with the sun streaming in and added to, by spotlights attached to the carved roof timbers.

One bright interior with interesting barrel roof timbers.

Carving about the pulpit

St Sampson Church

Abandoned and all but forgotten

Another decaying hulk

Surely not sold as Bio Degradable 

Looked after I hope to preserve the Mog for several more years

1 comment:

Frank 4x4 said...

Fabulous Photos Graham. What a beautiful day for a visit. I am envious.