Looe: 6th June 2014.
I wonder if I was thinking of somewhere else, for when we arrived at Looe, it was nothing like the charming village I remember when I last visited 30 years ago.
Then, it seemed, every other person you met was an artist, and every other house or shop was an art gallery or a studio. Maybe the artists felt their work was getting a bit cliched, and moved on?
But, some things remain. The narrow inlet, the colourful fishing boats … and you still have to leave your car a fair distance away from the centre of things, for those narrow streets are difficulty to negotiate without much argument and unseemly language … and, if you do manage it, you won’t find anywhere to park.
But, any disappointment was soon countered, for, like anywhere else in Cornwall, there are still bakeries that do great pasties … and an establishment that sells superlative ice cream.