Tuesday, November 10, 2015

A HELPFUL REMINDER....


I`ve lost count of the number of times we have stayed on the Roseland Peninsula on Cornwall`s south coast.  It`s a quiet area with quiet villages, quiet beaches and the kind of place where you can easily spend a fortnight in an afternoon.   And one of the quietest places on the Roseland is Portholland.   Now, I think it was AE Houseman who suggested that "Clunton, Clunbury, Clungunton and Clun.  Are the quietest places under the sun." He was talking about Shropshire, of course, but he evidently never saw Portholland.

There are, in fact, two Porthollands - East and West - with East Portholland being the larger of the two.  But then, there is nothing large about it - a cluster of cottages, an excellent public convenience maintained by local volunteers since the Council washed its hands of it.... and a Post Office.   I was fascinated to see that the Post Office has this helpful notice which gives the rather limited opening times.  Still, this being Cornwall, if you miss one Tuesday morning, at least you know another will be along dreckly.......



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