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Murphy’s Day Out – Charlestown

This month Murph and I visited the historic village of Charlestown. Charlestown is a wonderful place to spend some time as it’s remained relatively unchanged since its development in the late 18th century so you really feel like you’re stepping back in history.

Murphy and I made the journey which took us around 25 minutes, and arrived to a fresh sea salt infused breeze and the sound of gulls as they called to each other mid-flight. Murphy led us down towards the boats, which are absolutely stunning, in his desperation to see who he could meet.

The boats reside in a grade II listed harbour and have been completely unspoilt and untouched by modernisation giving the place quite a magical feel. In the 1700’s, Charles Rashleigh built the harbour due to the demand from both the china clay and fishing trades.

The harbour is split into two; the inner harbour which has a constant water level, and the outer harbour which is tidal and leads straight out to the sea.

Charlestown also has celebrity appeal with many things being filmed there, including one of our personal favourites, Poldark!

We took a wander around to stretch our legs, and ate an ice-cream while we admired the beautiful tall ship boats before we began our walk back to the car.

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Murphy was rather tired after our outing when we returned to Merchant House, and so he flopped lazily by the log burner and had a nap while I enjoyed a slice of Dave’s homemade cake – a perfect afternoon in Cornwall!

You can read about some of Murphy’s other adventures, here!

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