More on Port Isaac...Known as Portwenn in the Doc Martin TV series...Healing...


St. Peter church in Port Isaac.  (Too bad the power lines obstruct the view.  I tried removing them but doing so hindered the photo).
Fascinating Fact of the Day About Port Isaac:
"The small vibrant fishing village of Port Isaac is one of Cornwall's most well-known and popular holiday destinations. The picturesque fishing village lies on a stunning stretch of coastline, midway between Polzeath (and the Rumps headland to the west) and the ever-popular village of Tintagel Much of the coastline and surrounding countryside of Port Isaac is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Heritage Coastline. Port Isaac, was a busy coastal port from the Middle Ages to the mid 19th. Century when it was an active harbour where cargoes like stone, coal, timber, and pottery were loaded and unloaded."
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Again, it's raining which is expected to continue throughout the day and perhaps again tomorrow.  As much as we'd like to get out sightseeing, it's relatively fruitless on these rainy days and on these narrow winding roads.  


It's impossible to stop on the side of the road for photos when there aren't any shoulders on the roads or in the small towns we encounter along the way.  Neither of us can conceive of hiding under raincoats with the camera in a plastic bag to get what might be a poor photo anyway.  We wait patiently for sunny days.
Expansive views of the English countryside near Port Isaac.
In the interim, we continue to busy ourselves on the farm, taking care of household tasks, laundry, cooking, and continuing research for the future.  In a mere 42 days, we'll be boarding a cruise in Southampton, England with an itinerary that takes us to a few new (to us) ports of call.  We always enjoy a transatlantic cruise.

Each day, I continue to improve in baby steps after stopping those three awful drugs.  It's only been 17 days since I stopped the drug, Bisoprolol, that caused me the most side effects including horrible pain in my arms and legs as well as intermittent breathing issues which may continue for months after stopping two of the three drugs.  
Blue sky, blue sea, and craggy cliffs.
Yesterday, was the first day I had no breathing issues whatsoever.  But this morning I noticed it had returned.  There's not much I can do to stop it.  Any type of activity doesn't seem to make it worse, such as walking and stairs.  

As a result, the breathing issue is not exercise-induced which gives me peace of mind that its not a heart-related issue.  In reading the literature that accompanied these drugs, breathing problems are common for a period of time (as much as one year) following the weaning off Amiodarone and Bisoprolol.    
Port Isaac welcomes visitors.  But, we doubt the local residents are happy about the influx of tourists since Doc Martin began in 2004, other than those benefiting from tourist purchases.
If I had any other symptoms, I'd go to a doctor but otherwise, I feel quite good, seven months today since the surgery.  Once we get to the US and are in Arizona, most likely I go to the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale to be checked.
A typical road in Port Isaac which we could access by car.
Today, I'm busy chopping and dicing to make low carb taco salad.  We have delicious leftover pot roast which I'll shred with seasonings for Tom's salad and I've made a tuna salad which I'll stuff into both halves of a small avocado for my dinner, with a side salad including onions, celery, grape tomatoes, sliced green olives, and lettuce.

Tomorrow, we have an exciting afternoon activity planned (exciting to us, anyway) which we'll share after the experience with photos.
The Old School Hotel and Restaurant in Port Isaac, located in the center of town.
Have a lovely evening wherever you may be!  We thank each and every one of you for following our world travel story, almost seven years in the making.
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Photo from one year ago today, September 12, 2018:
Lounging poolside.  For more photos, please click here.

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