Mrs. B&B and I managed to get out of Looe for a day. Mixing business and pleasure we headed for Truro. Lunch was had at a small Tapas bar, Bodega 18, just in behind the cathedral. We had a delicious meal of varied dishes, pig cheeks with mash, salt cod croquettes, whipped mackerel, fried aubergine, lemon prawns and duck with red cabbage and aioli. Surprisingly very filling. While in Truro I managed to pick up a new t – shirt and is todays featured shirt. A new Jimi Hendrix number.
August has seen many visitors from our hometown of Swindon come to Looe to stay with us. There are more friends and acquaintances from Swindon due to visit us in September. We thank you all for your kind support and look forward to welcoming them into our home.
After a very busy day we took a stroll out to Hannafore and decided to have drinks on the patio at Hannafore Point Hotel. Very relaxing whilst taking in the views of Looe Bay and Looe Island.
It is with relief that we can say that Schooner Point is extremely busy, as is most of Cornwall. We are virtually vacancy free until the start of October, excepting our single room, which has limited availability.
Mrs. B&B and I have managed to get out a couple of times during this busy time. We visited Cadgwith down on The Lizard. We took a leisurely walk to Ruan Minor on The South West Coast Path, passing through the old serpentine works along the way. We also managed to get out to St.Mawes and visited Lamorran Gardens. These are worth a look even if they are on the small side. Some great views to be had of the water and some very impressive yachts in the estuary.
We have been fortunate to have been able to be part of our dear friends 70th. birthday celebrations and it was pleasure to have them stay with us. We are now looking forward to more long standing friends paying us a visit this weekend.
Storm Francis whipped through Looe last night leaving bright and sunny skies today, hopefully continuing for our guests over the weekend.
Todays t shirt is The Rollin Stones, Exile on Main Street, classic.
Well, we have welcomed our first guests, post lock down, into our home at Schooner Point Guest House, Looe. It was a bit daunting to think that we would be sharing our home again. With only the one set of guests in it has been a gentle re-introduction to our work and the new cleaning regimes and distancing protocols that we have put in place. We are thankful for that but now want to get back to welcoming in our guests. Friends to be made and re-visiting, existing friends alike. If you feel like a seaside break get in touch as vacancies are now becoming scarce.
Looe is starting to see holiday makers appear and the town is slowly opening up. Not all restaurants and bars opened for the first weekend but it seemed enough to cope with demand. More will be opening in the following days. Don’t forget The South West Coast Path is still open, pasties and cream teas are still available and Korev, Tribute, Doombar, Ratler and Cornish Orchards ciders are all here throughout the town. We believe that the best fish and chips are to be had in our town of Looe in South East Cornwall.
Mrs.B&B and I took a stroll out to Hannafore, while the weather was kind and the tide was low. We were going to try to have a look at the shipwreck. It was visible but we did not fancy wading through a ton of seaweed that had been left in the wreck channel, so we gave it a miss and went back home and sat in the sun on the deck. The views from here are amazing, looking right up the East Looe River, the ideal setting to partake of one of our Cornish cream teas.
Todays t-shirt is The Small Faces, the second shirt featured from this 60’s band.
Well it didn’t take long to get back in the saddle. From a slow first start in the first week we are now full and vacancies are few and far between in August and September. We do have availability in October and November but we are expecting these to go quickly. A number of Guest Houses and B&B’s, in Looe, are reporting full houses so if you want to visit be quick.
We are adhering to our Covid 19 principles and this seems to have been well received by our guests. It was good to see Sue & PJ, who came to see us for the fourth time and were keen to try out our “ruck sack picnic” and then our picnic hamper, their feedback was welcomed and thankfully positive. While here Sue & PJ reported that they were having difficulty booking into attractions and restaurants, so please be aware if you are heading our way make sure you have contacted the places you want to visit. If you would like to take advantage of our packed lunches, picnics or high teas. These can be added to your booking on our web site and remember it is cheaper to book direct with us.
The fishing charter boats are operating now, which has been to our advantage. I would like to thank the fishermen, who recently stayed with us, for the variety of fish they supplied, Cheers gents, much appreciated. Another of our guests spent 3 days sharking and the boat they were on was very successful, on one day they had 7 blue sharks and 17 in total.
We managed to venture out to the pub for the first time in months. Visited The Jolly Sailor in West Looe and it was good to see the guys again and of course offer a little support for another local business. While out and about in town today we noticed people on The Banjo Pier which is actually closed. This has not been done to annoy holiday makers, we feel, it has been done to help maintain social distancing and reduce the risk of the emergency services being called out in these difficult times.
Mrs.B&B and I celebrated our 13th. Wedding Anniversary on the 2nd. and we treated ourselves to a lunch in The Sardine Factory. Wow, what a beautiful meal. We both chose to have the Sunday Lunch which was roast beef and pulled brisket with green veg, roast potatoes, carrot & swede puree, Yorkshires and gravy. The best Sunday lunch I have had, other than Mrs.B&B’s, of course. I would highly recommend The Sardine Factory in Looe but again make sure you book well in advance to save disappointment.
Todays t shirt is a Rolling Stones lyric shirt, the old classic that is Honky Tonk Woman, just can’t get enough of The Stones.
Well, our man Boris has given the go ahead to re-open, as of July 4th. It is obviously the news we wanted but we are filled with trepidation as we know Corona Virus is still out there. We have done our risk assessment and this will affect how we operate, there will be some changes. However, all said and done, we will be ready to welcome our guests, not exactly with open arms as the hugs and kisses will have to wait for another day.
The deck is complete, planting done and furniture has arrived all ready for our guests. In light of the restrictions in place in the town, Mrs.B&B has decided to provide, for a small fee, Cornish afternoon teas or just cream tea if you prefer. We can also offer a beach picnic hamper or a rucksack picnic for your walk, don’t forget our normal packed lunches are still available as well.
Many of the wonderful Cornish attractions are opening up but don’t forget to contact them before going, as a lot have to be pre booked. We suggest putting some time in planning your trips, restaurants and maybe even the pubs. Don’t worry though, there are plenty of things to see and do without having to book. Spend some time on Bodmin Moor and visit the stone circles called The Hurlers before going onto Cheese Wring!!! Walk the coast path, Looe to Polperro is a favourite or checkout the beaches all around our wonderful coastline. Take a walk by the river at Golitha Falls, stroll around Kingsand & Cawsand perhaps going on to take in the grounds of Mount Edgecumbe. There really is so much to see and do, if unsure just ask and Mrs.B&B can send you on a merry jaunt, hopefully far from the madding crowds. Why not take one of our picnics with you, so no need to queue for food or drinks then!
Corona Virus or not, the on-going theme of band t-shirts remain and todays is a new one to the collection but a little less than current. A psychedelic design from Cream, no other than Disreali Gears.