ROOM WITH A
VIEW AT THE GREENBANK HOTEL IN FALMOUTH
A massive intricately carved
wooden seat at the hotel entrance conjures an image of two Victorian
ladies whispering secretly behind fluttering fans as they await
their carriage and a ride to afternoon tea with a titled friend.
The Greenbank, with large
windows that open to a spectacular view of a flotilla of yachts at
anchor, certainly has the prime position on the sea wall
overlooking one of the largest natural harbours in the world.
In our room with a view, we take
a momentary break before setting out to explore. Within minutes we
are confronted at the window by a curious seagull. Strutting up and
down, squawking as they do, and finally hopping onto the window sill
and knocking over a half empty cup of tea in its efforts to snatch a
cookie, we are formally adopted for the next three days. No matter
what time we return, there he is, and if we don't open the
window, he taps urgently on the glass with his beak. I must admit
to enjoying and photographing all his facial expressions as he
watches us from his window perch.
Photos copyright Anne Gordon
Posted on Sunday, 21st