Port Isaac, Cornwall If the photo above causes you to catch your breath, you join me as a long-standing member of the Doc Martin fan club. Then you also know that Port Isaac, which we visited today, is the Port Wenn Doc Martin made famous.
We had the marvelous good fortune to be taken there today, on a day that could only be described as perfect. I would have ploughed through rain and sleet to see this place, but lovely sun and warm weather made our visit spectacular.
Walking toward the town and the harbor suddenly gives one a view of Doc Martin’s house and surgery. Let me tell you, the Mona Lisa was less exciting.
Port Isaac is a magical fishing village, not commercializing its Doc Martin and Fisherman’s Friends connections. It is very much a working village, with a few tourist-type shops and a variety of eating/ice cream options to satisfy the day trippers. It must be impossible to live in these narrow steep streets, but oh, the views and the charm.
There’s the wonderful harbor and the building used as the school, perched up on the cliffs.
Here’s a look from Doc Martin’s house across the harbor to Louisa’s school.
Then there are the buildings used as Bert’s restaurant, Aunt Ruth’s and Louise’s houses, which will be readily identified by the cognoscenti.
Didn’t get your fill of Doc Martin’s house? I definitely needed more, so here goes, looking up the road and down the road. The house is available to rent if you want.
Sigh. A totally satisfying day.