Rhino on the Loose in Port Isaac

After a very blustery and wet night but with the promise of a brighter day ahead, we ventured into Port Isaac. The fishing village of Port Isaac with its steep narrow lanes that wind down to the harbour has been the location for the filming of the television comedy series Doc Martin, starring Martin Clunes as a doctor  whose tactless manner causes mayhem in the small Cornish fictional community of “Port Wenn”.  The real Port Wenn is just along the coast but is now known as Port Quin. We walked from the main car park that is about 750 metres out of the Village and took in the wonderful views of the harbour, the beach and the village as we walked down.  We continued around the harbour and walked up Roscarrock Hill, past the recognisable house that is used as Doc Martin’s surgery and followed the footpath up the hill to the headland.

In the distance we could see a statue of a Rhino perched on top of the hill overlooking the harbour so just had to take a look.  We would love to know why it is there!

From the headland you have amazing views back to Port Isaac.

About half a mile outside of Port Isaac is the tiny community of Port Gaverne, a haven for tourists as it allows for launching of boats as well as affording a sheltered sandy bay at low tide. Easy to walk to from Port Isaac but a steep hike back up, especially if you have parked at the main car park!  Actually we drove through Port Gaverne, hence no photo but thought the information would be useful!

2 thoughts on “Rhino on the Loose in Port Isaac

  1. John Lockyer May 29, 2015 / 6:51 pm

    Port issac has a reputation for having some good restuarants and looks pretty unspolt.By the way the font of all knowledge believes the statue isthere to highlight the fact that the black rhino is facing extinction worldwide due to poaching etc.john and caro

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  2. Penny May 29, 2015 / 7:52 pm

    My gosh Mr Lockyer is a fountain of Knowledge! What a GORGEOUS place certainly worth a visit.xxxx


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