Today we flew on a new short haul airline to us, Flybe, from London Gatwick Airport to Newquay here in Cornwall. Getting to the airport couldn’t have been easier. From Victoria Station it was a quick 30 minute train ride on the Gatwick Express to the airport.
The Newquay Airport is very small. In fact we were the only airplane there. As we walked out into the departure area, a friendly man from Cornwall Car Hire was there to greet us. Our rental car is a brand new Kia. It’s bright red, but looks economical.
Our drive here to Falmouth took almost an hour. Traffic was quite heavy. We love our accommodation the Highcliffe Contemporary Bed and Breakfast. Simon, the owner, greeted us warmly and gave us a thorough overview of the area. Our room overlooks the harbor where we can see fishing and sailing boats.
The decor of the room is really unique. The wallpaper is a collage of photos.
Dinner tonight was at Hunky Dory. We had hake filets with Cornish potatoes and it was amazing. Not only was it was delicious, it was artistically designed on the plate. The interior design was lovely too with sage green walls and local artwork including paintings and pictures created with colorful cut glass in shades of blue. We learned that the owner we met had been a makeup artist for Phantom of the Opera and had worked with Andrew Lloyd Webber.
We walked around Falmouth after dinner and even though it was rather cool outside, people were sitting outside at cafes and restaurants. All the shops were closed but we noticed the majority looked privately owned. We picked out a few art galleries we want to visit and some shops selling locally made arts and crafts. Tomorrow morning we’ll follow the itinerary Simon has mapped out for us and even if it rains, it will be a great day.