High above the yacht-dotted River Tamar, the road west crosses from Devon to Cornwall. If many Cornish people, waving their black and white cross flags, had their way we would be entering another country. Also, in this land of Kernow, they would be speaking the Cornish language.
Beyond Liskeard, as we head west, our route drops down past emerald valleys towards a craggy coastline. Then on the east side of the River Fowey, Penmarlam Lodge Retreat, peacefully waits.
Cars are a rarity. After Penmarlam, the road curves down to the small village of Bodinnick and the tiny ferry that sails the few hundred yards to Fowey. At Penmarlam Lodge Retreat guests hear far more birdsong than traffic.
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