I admit I’m a big fan of Doc Martin and couldn’t resist the temptation. After a pastie (pastie was rated 7/10 by Bruce) in Rock we headed for Port Issac where the series is partly filmed. As advised we parked at the top of the hill and were greeted by a parking attendant who I’m sure is straight from the series, you know the type, fingers in lots of pies, little earners going on here and there. You could almost see the pound signs ring up in his eyes as he took our £3.00 and in true Cornish style, with few words, pointed to a stretch of overgrown grass and hedge where we were to park. We then began the hike down the hill and realised we could have parked anywhere for free on the side roads but hey ho!
Port Issacc is nestled on a steep hill going down to a small working harbour and is everything you’d expect of a small Cornish fishing village; nets and baskets, boats and cottages, crab sandwiches, ice-creams and lots of tourists! I got out the camera and started to exercise my creative side, the best of which are below. Left to my own devices I could have stayed for hours, people watching, taking pics and drinking coffee or even a few beers. But I was not left to my own devices, 4 teens moodily stomped around said quaint village, decided it was “alright” then were ready to move on to the next. They did agree to pose for photo on the steps which I think clearly illustrates their disinterest levels. I didn’t even get as far as seeing Doc Martins house.