|Chris, Barbara and Tom standing in the pub at the Boathouse.|
Fascinating Fact of the Day About Falmouth
It’s always a special occasion to have the opportunity to meet new people. The fact that Barbara and Chris are local property owners and summer residents of Falmouth, made the evening all the more meaningful.
|Seafood chowder with tomato sauce, scallops, hake, mussels, clams, and prawns. It probably contained more tomato sauce than I should have in a single dish but it was delicious!|
When we walked in the door of the pub, a few minutes before our planned 5:45 pm Barbara and Chris had already arrived. It was such a pleasure to meet them both, referred to us by theirs and our friend Liz from Bristol, where they spend the majority of the year.
They have several rental properties in Falmouth which are not necessarily holiday rentals. They arrange the rentals in such a way they can spend the majority of their summers in Falmouth as avid boaters and outdoor enthusiasts.
|Tom’s bacon cheeseburger with chips and a side salad. He handed the salad over to me.|
As it turned out our meals at the Boathouse were fantastic. I had one of the best dishes I’ve had in a long time, meeting my dietary requirements; a rich seafood chowder made with a sugar-free tomato sauce. The portion was huge, and I savored every bite.
Tom, not much of a seafood kind of guy had a burger with chips. He blissfully devoured my mini-loaf of crusty bread, which usually would be used to “sop up” the juices in the chowder.
|Barbara and Chris’s shared plate of fried calamari.|
Back at the house, we watched a few shows, drifting off the bed by 11:00 pm. We both had a good night’s rest feeling refreshed and invigorated this morning. We gathered the last few items of laundry to wash in preparation for tomorrow’s packing. With the cool and humid seaside weather, clothes can dry for days.
At this point, I’m 90% packed, with only odds and ends we’re using around the house. We’ll have consumed all of our perishables and will pack such items as coffee, coconut cream (for coffee), tea and spices. With our concern for baggage fees, we purchase all new spices each time we move from location to location.
|Barbara and Chris’s pot of cooked mussels.|
The weight of our bags won’t be a concern until we fly from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Minneapolis, Minnesota on November 8th (after the upcoming transatlantic cruise). It’s hard to believe we’ll be in the US in a mere 65 days!
For those of you still working, enjoy “hump day” and for those retired folks, enjoy yet another day in the life…
|In the late afternoon, we had so many visitors, we lost count. For more photos, please click here.|