Wednesday, 6 January 2016

New Year in Padstow 2015

Having returned home from Poole on the Monday we were soon off again two days later, having re-stocked Bessy with more essential supplies!  We had booked to stay in Padstow for the New Year.  Again the weather really wasn't playing ball.  We travelled in the rain, pitched up in the rain and that's what we got for a majority of our break! 

Not to be defeated we walked down into Padstow that evening (in the rain!) and found a nice pub with a warm fire, great cider and good food.

On New Years Eve we managed to walk down into Padstow again (in the dry!) where we met up with my Dad and Step-Mum for a wander and a drink (well it was raining by lunchtime!).  We enjoyed a traditional pasty for lunch around the harbour before returning to the site to get ready for our night out.  Thankfully we had booked a taxi for the evening.  Again we had a lovely meal in a great pub and then we came back to the site where we celebrated New Years Eve with our friends in their motorhome, drinking far too much Prosecco and watching the fireworks at midnight going off both over the harbour and Wadebridge.

New Years Day was very wet and very windy so we decided to travel home a day early.  A great time was had and we've already pre-booked our Christmas and New Year sites for 2016!

Christmas in Poole 2015

For Christmas this year we decided to have a change of destination.  Instead of our regular pitch in St Ives we had booked a pitch at South Lytchett Manor, just outside Poole.

We travelled from home through the rain but arrived on site in the sunshine (always a good start).  We enjoyed mince pies and hot mulled wine supplied by the site in the afternoon and a lovely meal in the local pub with our friends on Christmas Eve.  On Christmas Day we cooked a full turkey roast with all the trimmings in the camper and spent the whole day just chilling out (with the rain hammering down on Bessy's roof!).

Boxing Day was dry but overcast so we togged up and walked into Poole via Upton Country Park and Holes Bay to meet up with our friends where we had fish and chips for lunch in a pub along the quay.

The Sunday was dry again so we walked back down to the country park where we met up with our friends again for a coffee and a walk around the park and along the bay.  They then drove us to another local pub for a cracking roast lunch, before taking us for a quick tour around Poole and Sandbanks.  It seems all we did was eat and drink over Christmas, but isn't that what it's all about?!

Due to the inclement weather (and boy was it windy during most nights!) I didn't take a great deal of photos but here's a selection.