We always look forward to our September holiday, for many reasons, but mainly because we tend to stick a bit closer to home, so no long and boring hours stuck on the UK's motorways and the weather is normally pretty good.
After obsessively watching the weather forecast the week before we thought that our luck had run out but it turned out to be much better than we had expected.
We travelled south on Friday lunchtime down to one of our regular and favourite Cornish sites, Gwithian Farm, near Hayle. We had a lovely hardstanding pitch tucked away in the corner but just a short walk away from the pub! Perfect. On arrival the heavens opened so we parked up and had lunch before pitching up properly. Other than nipping over to the pub to book a table for that evening we did nothing but people and rain watch! At around 5pm the skies became very dark, we heard a clap of thunder and then it started............hail for a solid 20 minutes and the noise was amazing. I half expected the camper to be dented!!! Paddy wasn't too impressed with it all.
Later that evening we walked over to the pub and found some locals clearing out drains and trying to divert a lot of excess water. Inside the pub it was chaos! They'd had a power cut during the storm and were unable to serve food that evening so back to the camper it was for a microwave meal. Not what we'd planned for our first night but I guess it's all part of the fun?!