Father & Sons - Mevagissey
As was promised, I got a ride to Mevagissey. Roger drove me by a scenic route so that I could see more of this area's rural settings. Caerhays has been lived in since 1370 in various forms. The present castle was built between 1807 and 1810 and the castle grounds house a spectacular garden with over 600 varieties of plants.
After I arrived in Mevagissey I spent time exploring the harbour area. I visited the town museum and the harbour side aquarium both of which have kept their focus on displays of very local interest. The aquarium only exhibits the sea life that can be found in the local fishing area and the museum sticks mostly to the activities from the past that took place close to the harbour and on the sea. Both were definitely worth a visit.
This notice was posted on the locked public toilets along the side of the harbour. I encountered this problem in many places in Cornwall and I completely agree with the sentiments expressed in the notice.
The reason that I had to be in Mevagissey on this day was because my two sons had decided to join me on my walk for two days to give moral support and to support Hazel's cause. This was amazing when you know that Gareth flew to Gatwick from Calgary, Alberta and Kristen flew in from Toronto, Ontario both leaving Canada on June 8. When they met up at Gatwick they rented a car and drove down to Mevagissy arriving at 7:30pm. Their plan was to walk with me for two days and then drive back to Gatwick when we reached Looe on June 11 and then to fly back to Canada on June 12. Obviously when they arrived we had to celebrate with a pint in one of the local pubs.
I'm a grandfather who lost an infant granddaughter and who wants to help Gillian, her mother, provide support for other grieving parents through Hazel's Heroes.