Author Archive | Mark Ballett


Falmouth Oyster Festival 2018

We regularly come to Falmouth in October and the weather is normally fine. This year was stormy at times and the marquee on Events Square, used for a lot of the events at the annual Oyster Festival, had to be closed on Friday due to the high winds. That was disappointing, but the weather on […]

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Falmouth working boats race as Classics during Falmouth Week

Top 10 things to do in Falmouth in 2018

Falmouth is famously an ‘event driven town’. It is not only the beautiful countryside and coastal scenery, the sea and boats, and the glorious summer weather that attracts people to Falmouth: it is also the incredible programme of events that take place throughout the year. Here is our highly personal selection from what is on […]

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View of Falmouth docks from Trefusis Point

Ships and the seashore

A circuit walk from Flushing to Mylor. Gazing out from the upstairs window of the Captain’s House you can see Trefusis Point and this pretty headland surrounded by sea. It’s just a short walk down to the Prince of Wales pier, hop on to the Flushing ferry, and a great walk around this headland to […]

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Harbour Lights Fish and Chips Falmouth

Falmouth has the best fish ‘n chips in the UK

I have been telling people for some years now that Falmouth has the best Pub and the best Fish and Chips in the UK. Rather curiously, the Fish and Chip Shop, Harbour Lights, sits right on top of the pub, The Front, on Custom House Quay, right by the water. I’m thrilled to see that […]

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Tall Ships race, Falmouth

Falmouth’s Tall Ships Armada

The sea and the rocks were alive with colour and buzz on Sunday as thousands of people clambered to every viewing point on shore and any boat that could float to watch the 14 Tall Ships begin their race to Greenwich. Tall Ships and small ships filled our view as we sat on the rocks […]

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Wander Bird

Salty Tales

I like to read. I particularly like to read about the sea; what better place than the The Captains House, to lose yourself in nautical adventures, which very often started or ended in Falmouth? If you don’t bring any books with you there are quite a few in the house, but you are also only […]

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Hydrangeas in Falmouth

Hydrangeas and Herons

When you first arrive in Falmouth you notice the flowers and plants. Everything seems to be a season ahead and there’s more of it! With it’s own microclimate Falmouth and the surrounding areas offer an array of colour and spectacle to the happy visitor. To me, early summer in Cornwall is hydrangea heaven with the […]

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Customs House Quay

In the travel section of this week’s Sunday Telegraph Jodie Kidd says why Falmouth is her kind of town. One of her favourite places is Gyllyngvase Beach which is only a ten minute walk from the Captain’s House!     Have a look at her article and favourite places to eat, visit and shop here. […]

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Rainbow's End

The rainbow’s end

Walking along the Cornish Coast Path with intermittent showers and sunshine a rainbow appears and dramatically dives in to the blue seas below. Taking its many colours down to the depths of the ocean we wonder about the elusive pot of gold or could this rainbow be pointing towards one of the many shipwrecks that […]

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