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Polperro on the coast in Southwest England

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Polperro Bay We had a short visit to Polperro.  Isolated and almost inaccessible by land before the 20th century, Polperro was a thriving center of commerce - - for smugglers.   A museum in town recounts their notorious past.
polp01.jpg (28037 bytes) Polperro is nestled in a small cove on the channel coast of Cornwall.  Patti had her first and best Cornish pasties here.  We also had an excellent lunch at a quaint inn named The House on Props.  Their hospitality and food was first rate. Fried cod, fresh broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, potatoes (chips) all grown in local gardens graced our plates for 2.50 per person (February 1996).  The House of Props was built in the15th century of timbers from a shipwreck.

Swans swim in the river Pol which is routed via a manmade channel flowing through the center of town.   Centuries old steps hewn in the bare rock face of the cove are still visible on the seaward edge of today's dock.

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