Team GB arrived in Falmouth for our holiday the night before.  After a slight delay because of an accident just outside Yeovil, we finally arrived just after 9pm.  This morning when we awoke after a slight lay in and sorting out cases, we were raring to go.  I had a little scout about and found a number of handy amenities on our door step.  Our apartment was very nice and comfortable and only a very short walk to Discovery Quay that was home to a number of restaurants, a Tesco and our destination for today; National Martime Museum.

It seemed a fitting way to start our holiday in Falmouth with its history of nautical tales through the years and our first day was not forecast to be blessed with great weather.  A quick walk around the Quay to get our bearings and he headed in…

What a great place with a huge collection of all this about the sea from Sea King helicopters to the boat Ben Ainslie won his gold in London 2012 in.  The littlies loved it and had the change to play in a lifeboat, a life raft, walk around the inside of the aforementioned Sea King as well as sit on a coastguard jetski and quad bike. There were displays telling of the history of Falmouth and its connection with the sea, how boats were made both for pleasure and military and loads of practi  cal activities.  There was barely time to stop for a late lunch and enjoy views of the harbour!

The last two things we did was go right to the top of the observation tower and enjoy a near 360 view of Falmouth and its harbour; we could also see where we were staying.  It was a great view and even let you track the different boats coming in and out of the harbour.  We then did the reverse and travelled underground to a view of the harbour under the waves!  We saw fishes, and barnacles and slowly the tide going out…

Once we had all done and  had thoroughly explored the museum and the obligatory gift shop we went to leave and saw it was teeming it down with rain.  I volunteered to go back to the apartment to pick up some rain coats; it was now we were really glad to be so close by!!   On returning and getting suitably coated up we headed out to have a proper look round Falmouth.  It struck us immediately how lovely the town is with lots of independent shops and restaurants.  We spotted some places we wanted to come back to and we were glad we had so much stuff within easy walking distance to where we stayed.

We headed back to the apartment in time for tea and excited chit chat about what a lovely day it had been.  The weather forecast tomorrow was very promising and we already had in mind what we wanted to see…