My normal morning run takes me down Fore Street, concious that my foot steps echo loudly in the narrow street, then out along the Esplanade to Readymoney Cove at the entrance to the river.
Climbing up the steep rise to Hanson Drive is always the hardest part of the run, but at the top the view of the river across to Polruan is always spectacular. I must be fitter than I think as I didn't need to pause for breath.
Along past Fowey Hall and then down to the Bodinnick ferry, apart from a few outboard motors and the boats being made of plastic it's a view that probably hasn't changed much for a hundred years.
Heading back along North Street the view from the car park next to the lifeboat station shows the mist lifting across the busy harbour.
About another 150 yards to home, a cup of tea and breakfast on the balcony, what better start to the day.