Friday, March 6

Cornwall, Day One: Getting There

Ad-hoc plans are always the best; I was only given around a week's notice about this trip, but I jumped at the chance of visiting a part of the UK that had eluded me before. And so we left early this morning to pick up a friend from the airport on the way to Port Issac (which, importantly, was the home of the fictional Doc Martin).


It being Jummah we had to find a mosque en route to offer Friday Prayer at. We headed for Woking, planning to also check out the Shah Jahan. This kind of worked out, as although we got to see the historical landmark, we actually offered Jummah at another nearby mosque. The politics of the situation were clear if not a little curious.


After a supermarket sandwich lunch we continued on our way, surprising ourselves as we drove past Stonehenge unexpectedly (another sight I hadn't seen until then).


We reached Port Issac late enough to have us give up on any further plan for the day. And so we walked around the small town, getting our bearings and killing time, finally arriving at Outlaw's Fish Kitchen for a lovely fish dinner.

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