Travelogue: Should I know Doc Martin?

Port Issac aka Portwenn. A picturesque fishing village made famous by the TV series Doc Martin.

I was told  I should watch Doc Martin before I traveled to Cornwall. I don’t typically watch much TV (except for my Downton Abbey fix), so it didn’t happen.

IMG_3100  Ok fine…what is all the fuss connecting this TV show with this seaside village?  I logged into Netflix  and ummm; is this what they call binge watching?  I am hooked and I love seeing all the places I walked during our visit to Port Isaac aka Portwenn.  For now, I am trying to stay away from the spoilers because season 7 is on. I am still in the episodes  where Doc and Louisa barely know each other in season 1.
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What a charming village tucked in the side of the Cornish coast. All the  buildings stacked into the hillside to face the deep blue sea. IMG_3058

IMG_2972The main part of town is hidden until you round the corner down the walking path. A respite from garden touring, it was a beautiful spot to soak up the sun, and grab a Cornish pastie from the cute little bakery (which I suspect will show up in a future episode of the TV show). We behaved very much like American tourists, almost getting plowed by cars zipping through the narrow streets as we breezed in and out of little shops that I now see on the TV show. Every turn was a photo opportunity. Now I wish I had watched a few episodes and met the grumpy ol’ Doc so I could be like others and have my picture taken knocking on the door of “his” house.

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