Monday, 28 March 2011

Beach fun in St Ives

Paddy was getting warm so we took him onto the beach (doggie friendly right up until 1st May!) so he could have a paddle.  He thoroughly enjoyed himself and barked constantly to make sure that half of Cornwall knew about it!

On the way to our next destination (the Sloop Inn......again) for lunch we came across this happy little fellow.  I'm sure if they'd put another chair next to him that Paddy would've quite happily sat there all day in the sunshine too!!!!
We spent the rest of the afternoon in the pub and then returned for an evening chilling out in the camper.

This has to be our very favourite campsite we've visited (regularly) so far.  Whilst we were there we couldn't resist the urge to re-book for Christmas this year!!!!

In just a few weeks time we'll be heading North for our 16 night trip to the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales so updates will follow our trip.

St Ives, Cornwall

 Although it was still early morning it was busy in the town and harbour area.  It must've been the sunshine bringing us all out?  After a mooch around the town we grabbed a takeaway coffee and sat alongside the harbour watching the world go by!

The coastal path and Porthmeor Beach, St Ives

We awoke to glorious blue skies and sunshine on Saturday morning.  It was Michael's birthday so after opening his cards over breakfast we decided to walk into St Ives via the coastal path (that runs straight from the site) and down past Porthmeor Beach.  The colours were stunning.

St Ives (Cornwall)

Later that afternoon we walked down into St Ives for a short wander before meeting up with friends for a few (!) drinks and an evening meal.  A great time was had by all!

Beautiful St Ives in the Spring

We've just got back from a wonderful (although too short!) weekend away in sunny St Ives (Cornwall).

It was our re-booked Christmas trip, after having to abort in December, and we couldn't have wished for better weather in March. It was warm and sunny, so on pitching up we sat outside the camper having lunch and then spent the rest of the afternoon reading.

Although, slightly hazy the views from the site (Ayr Holiday Park), were still stunning.  We were surprised to see how busy the site was for March!

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

New Motorhome On Order!!!

Well, we've gone and done it!!!

We had a bit of luck and won a pair of tickets to the Caravan Show at the NEC in February so decided to have a weekend away.  We chose not to take the  motorhome on this occasion and booked into an IBIS hotel in Gloucester for a couple of nights (it was only 4 months old and was very doggie friendly - not sure that white linen and black Labradors are a great match though!).

We headed over to the show on the Saturday morning, with a plan in come away with some new camping chairs!!!!  Unfortunately (!) the second stand we visited was the Auto-Trail stand......and there she was.  A beautiful super lo-line Dakota.  We spoke to a dealer on the stand (not our regular dealer) and struck a pretty good deal.  We wanted time to ponder so headed for the camping chairs!!  We decided on a pair we liked but didn't want to carry them around so agreed to go back for them.

Gasping for a drink we visited our regular dealer and told him we'd found the perfect camper for us and asked him if he could 'tweak' the deal.  Anyway, after a couple of drinks and some hard bargaining the deal was done and the deposit was paid!  There was also no need to return for the chairs because we got or dealer to throw them in with our deal!!!!! 

So, we now have to wait until mid May for her but have our Cheyenne in the meantime.

She's slighter bigger than the Cheyenne due to the big bathroom at the end but other than that the layout is very similar.

We are off to St Ives next weekend (25/26th March) and then have our Easter 2 weeks 'up North' and then we await her arrival prior to our local Whitsun weekend in Woolacombe!!!