Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Christmas & New Year 2014 - Dulverton on Exmoor

The last leg of our trip was up onto Exmoor and the lovely Somerset town of Dulverton.  We've stayed at Exmoor House CC site many times, and in each season but it really is a lovely place to be in the winter.

The roads up onto Exmoor were a bit dicey to say the least but we took our time and turned up on site earlier than expected.  The friends we were celebrating the New Year with had done the same so we sat tight with coffee in their camper until we could pitch up. 

Once again we were very lucky with the weather and enjoyed some lovely crisp winter walks in and around Dulverton during our 3 days there.  We celebrated New Year in the town and had a great time.  Here's hoping that 2015 will be a happy and healthy camping year with lots of sunshine for everyone!

We headed home on 2nd January after 10 great days away, knowing that it was possibly our last trip in our current camper Daisy!!! 

We have a collection date of 7th March for our new one so not long to wait!  Never say never though and watch this space!

Christmas & New Year 2014 - Truro

For our last full day at Carnon Downs we decided to walk into Truro again, as our during our last trip the month before it was aborted!  It was another beautiful blue, crisp, dry cold day and perfect for our walk.  The city was bustling with sale shoppers.  We spent the whole day there before heading back to the site on the bus!

Christmas & New Year 2014 - Falmouth

It was soon time to say goodbye to St Ives and we were on our way to Carnon Downs just outside Truro (the site we'd stayed at in November when Mike had his gout attack!).  This time we had no problems, in fact we had a great pitch for 3 nights and great weather (cold, crisp, sunny days). 

Once pitched up we had a wander into the village, to the local garden centre and then to the pub for a late lunch!

The next morning we were up early ready to catch the bus to Falmouth for the day, where we walked around to the docks and up onto the headland to do the moat walk around Pendennis castle.  The views over to St Mawes were stunning and there were lots of early flowering plants in this mild part of Cornwall.