We had a week in Cornwall 10 years ago, staying in Polruan and just wandering round the area with our old dog, who discovered that she really liked being a pub dog. For once I did a number of sketches on the ground, which are still good memories.
I’ve seen this lovely ketch, the “Bessie Ellen” several times since in different ports. I hope to go on her myself one day as she is a commercial charter boat. This was the first time I saw her and judging by the speed they raised the sails, it was the first time most of this crew had seen her either.
Polruan harbour. I was outside sketching. The dog was in the pub eating crisps.
On the beach. The Cornish coastline is just spectacular. We were back in Mylor last September and are going again next July. Almost perfect sailing and the pubs are delightful. The old dog, sadly, is no longer with us to beg for crisps.