Tuesday, 13 June 2017

North Devon - June 2017

On Saturday morning the skies were grey but it didn't deter us, we were up early ready for our walk into Woolacombe via the pretty coastal village of Mortehoe. 

Once we arrived in Woolacombe we rewarded ourselves with a lovely full English breakfast and coffee before having a wander around.

Again, we cheated and got the bus back to the site in the afternoon (it was uphill all the way after all!).

We spent the afternoon packing up ready to head home after our short break.

Our next booked trip isn't that far away (thankfully).  In just a few short weeks we will be heading north for a week in the Lake District.

North Devon - June 2017

Due to a work commitment and the inclement weather we decided to cancel our 3 night stay in Bristol.  Not to be defeated though, we re-booked 2 nights in north Devon and stayed on the lovely C&MC site just outside Woolacombe (Willingcott).  It was lovely and peaceful too.

We arrived on the Thursday afternoon and spent it chilling out before wandering down to the local pub (a 10 minute stroll directly from the campsite) for a few pints and a nice meal.

On Friday it was dry so we decided to walk into Ilfracombe along the cycle path/old railway line.  It runs directly from the site and is about 4 miles, all downhill on the way too! We got caught in a couple of hefty showers but once we'd got into Ilfracombe it was dry and sunny.

We stopped off for morning coffee and ended up staying for lunch before wandering around the lovely harbour (the home of the Damien Hurst statue Verity - horrible in my opinion!), the little town with it's quirky shops and the gardens near to the Landmark Theatre.  We cheated and got the bus back to the site where we spent the evening.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Cornwall - May 2017 - Porth & Newquay

Again we had not booked the next (and last) 2 nights but knew we wanted to head towards home so decided to try one of our very regular sites, Porth Beach near Newquay.  They had a C&CC rally on but still had plenty of room and we chose a large grass pitch that backed onto the river.  The weather (as it always seems to be in Newquay!) was fantastic.  Warm, dry and sunny for both days, although someone not too far away was getting a soaking! 

We walked into Newquay both days, via the beach and coastal path the first day and round by the boating lake and gardens the second day.  We had a picnic lunch sat overlooking Newquay harbour on the Friday, whilst being watched by the local seagulls!

Our friends arrived on site on Friday so we spent the evening with them at the pub on the beach (the Mermaid) before heading home on Saturday morning. 

Yes, the weather was a bit hit and miss but it never stopped us doing what we had planned. 

Another great trip and another one coming up in the not too distant future!