Saturday, 31 December 2011

Our Route Back to Ayr Holiday Park, St Ives

Instead of taking the short route back to the campsite through the steep streets we headed back via Porthgwidden Beach, where the views over St Ives Bay and Godrevy lighthouse were stunning in the December sunshine.

From Porthgwidden beach we made our way up to the headland to the RNLI 'look out' and Chapel of St Nicholas that overlooks St Ives Bay.  Whilst up there the heavens opened, and with no shelter we walked back to the campsite in the rain!!!!

St Ives Harbour on Christmas Eve

Once down in the harbour we had a wander around the streets, busy with last minute Christmas shoppers, before heading to the Sloop Inn where we sat outside drinking coffee watching the world go by in what turned out to be warm sunshine!

Christmas Eve Rainbows in St Ives

 We awoke to some blue sky on Christmas Eve so walked down into St Ives for the morning.  The weather was very changeable, although thankfully it was dry inland, so we were treated to an array of rainbows!!!!

Christmas In St Ives 2011

After having our best Christmas ever in 2009 at Ayr Holiday Park, St Ives and then an aborted trip down there in 2010, due to the harsh Winter, we decided to try again this year and thankfully it was successful, in fact very successful as it was the mildest Christmas for very many years! 

We both finished work on the 21st December, spent the 22nd cleaning and packing Daisy.....and sorting out a few minor problems with her (flat leisure battery, no fan/window demister in cab, etc., etc!).....Grrrrrr!!!!!

We left home in pretty heavy rain on Friday 22nd to travel down to St Ives and arrived mid afternoon to dry, but very windy weather.  We were only the third unit to arrive on site so had no other campers spoiling our wonderful view from our pitch!

We spent the afternoon decorating Daisy and generally getting into the festive spirit (Rattler cider!!).