Dons of Padstow

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    1. Oh it is. You have to be there to soak it up and we met some 15 dogs. Most of them fat Golden Retrievers, Jack Russells, English Setters and Cocker Spaniels. There were others we did not meet 🙂

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    1. 😀 😀 I shall hold onto that thought. I often pretend that I do have a second one. That is when Adi weighs in referring to the little fat girl lurking inside me and I have a second think. Padstow awaits you xx

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      1. HAH. You get me. I am sipping on wine and trying to divert myself from making a huge tub of popcorn (even though I have to get up early for a costal walk). I do not know where I am going with this ‘will power’ of mine.

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  1. Beautiful photos as always! Those fish and chips certainly look more appealing than any other fish and chips I’ve ever had. I agree about not feeding seagulls, I’ve learnt that the hard way when I was younger and sneakily gave one chip to a lone seagull. I was swarmed, and I still think that one seagull must have summoned them somehow.

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    1. Thank you love. That batter was priceless and Stein even sells it separately. One bite and you are hooked. The freshness of the cod inside just was the cherry. The chips were perfect and we had onion rings which killed it too. Your story about the gulls is exactly what makes me stay away from feeding them. To be swarmed by gulls is bloody Hitchcock-ian or should I say Daphne-esque (whichever version you prefer).

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  2. Ah, the seagulls! We saw them at Ivar’s in Seattle, Washington. They actually encourage people there to feed them but do so at your own risk because they are pretty aggressive (kind of like the ones in the Hitchcock film). Great post! Love the photos of the area and your husband. But no photo of him eating the chips? 😉

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    1. Ha ha thanks, I have decided to let the husband be, once in a while. There are priceless ones that I have of him in reserve 😉 The gulls run a mafia here. If you do, you know you are bringing woe on yourself and others. About Hitchcock, Adi recalls them every time a gull swoops by. I prefer Daphne’s though 🙂

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      1. Yes, Lex sometimes gets a little upset when I put him in outtakes of our video that make him look really funny so I keep some of those in reserve also. Gulls must have a mafia club all over the world because I remember them terrorizing me and my friends during lunch time in grade school. They usually bombed us with…you get the picture!

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  3. It looks like fun. Tell me you ate those white pastries of your pictures!
    Also, I read “Chips Ahoy” haha. I guess your post made me hungry 😉

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    1. Hahaha, go for it Virginia. Bring on the chips! The meringue? Hmm I am guilty of just eyeing them. The day I Actually get two stomachs, I will possibly fit everything in. But for then I will have to eat with my eyes too. Sounds like a plan?

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      1. heheh YES! The meringue, that’s the name. It looks amazing but we will need 2 stomachs to digest such a big thing. Thanks for making me travel with your post. Do you think you’ll be back in Padstow? I’ve been thinking recently on the places I will never visit again.

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      2. Well see, I sadly enough leave the country for a year at least. I have no idea when I will return, If I will return. That said, I would love to return. I would ideally like to live in Cornwall in a stonewashed cottage by the sea and have conversations with the gulls and the choughs. The memories of visiting Cornwall 13 times has given has a fair bit to sustain till we are back again. And this time, we are making sure we have enough of it (if one can). Thanks for asking. See, you have let my tongue loose.

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    1. Hello Lars, just hopped over to your blog. Looking forward to browse it. Thank you for dropping by and commenting. Britain is so much more than just London and Edinburgh. It will give you a thousand sights and then some scones and tea to ravish it with.

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  4. Some of my fondest travel memories revolve around food. Since leaving Newfoundland, on Canada’s east coast, I have yet to find a fish and chips place that rivals the ones there. Perhaps I’ll have to check out Padstow. Looks like a great place beyond the food too.

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    1. A lot of the locals have a problem with Rick Stein driving up the real estate rates but really his fish and chips cannot be found fault with. I think you might have a real winner there. Newfoundland! The land of the big, adorable Newfie dogs I keep bumping into often. Ah, I will have to remember this tasty tidbit about it when I reach Newfoundland. Cheers.

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  5. Those wild gulls always! They’re getting cockier with everyday. Before you know it, you’ve got a new revolution.
    Shrimps. M’lady, I must beg you for some shrimps!
    A question, is this a legend or a fact: 600-odd shipwrecks?

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    1. Not legend. Fact all the way. That sandbar was a tricky area to navigate. They have even named an ale after it called Doombar and it remains one of my favourite pints during our Cornish trips. The gulls can teach us a thing or two about taking on life 😉 Sadly they just got to the shrimps I had packed for ya.

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