Off to Looe

Well our penultimate Cornish site visit is Looe Caravan Club Site, where we will stay for 2 nights. We said our farewells to friends, Jane and Macky and wished them well for the winter, then made our way along the A390 then A38 to Looe. Arriving in bright sunshine we were welcomed by Kevin and…

Day at Eden

Sorry that I have been remiss in writing the blog but we’ve been pretty busy over the past couple of days. Going out during the day and either going out for meals or cooking and entertaining in the van. The weather has changed, it has turned quite chilly with patches of rain. During the night…

Birthday-Day

Woke up this morning and my wonderful Mike had served me a lovely cup of tea in bed. After opening my birthday cards and looking online (oh how times have changed!) to Facebook and smiled at the Good Wishes given by my friends. Thank you everyone. We got ready to go to Falmouth and as…

Over to the Gentle Side

We left St Ives and the dramatic north coast this morning and made our way through the outskirts of Truro and checked in at Merrose Farm (St Mawes). Our last holiday spent at Merrose was in the middle noughty’s (around 2005-2008)  and we wondered if it would have changed a lot. We said hello to…

Further thoughts on Kynance Cove

Something wasn’t right with yesterday’s blog entry, yet I couldn’t put my finger on it. The superlatives were all there, the white sands and the turquoise sea, but reading it back I didn’t seem to give it the sense of what I felt when we were there. However, it came to me about 3am this…

Poldark’s Nampara – Kynance Cove

Today saw us return to (NT) Kynance Cove (a place we last visited in 2004) which doubles up as Poldark’s beloved home, Nampara. It is to the west of the Lizard and probably the most photographed and painted location in Cornwall. We parked in the generous car park high above the cove. As we are members of…

Through Time & Tide

As we rounded the road into Marazion the iconic shape of St Michael’s Mount (NT)appeared, and easily found a large car park on the shore within walking distance of the causeway. We followed the footsteps of the pilgrims across the causeway to the island where we were going to discover a castle full of myths and legends,…

Corners of Cornwall

There are secret corners on Cornwall’s two coasts In this land of smugglers and shipwrecks and ghosts ‘Sunny Corner’ St Ives is one of those spots That big blue horizon with tiny white yachts. Relax, dream of pasties and Cornish cream teas Where white seagulls float on the gentle,sea breeze Corners like Mousehole, Porthcurno, Lamorna…

Sun, Sand & Surfers

As we arrived at Godrevy club site we were greeted by old friends Jane and Macky with whom we worked at Hillhead in Brixham (Torquay) in 2012. Such a lovely surprise as we are due to visit them at Merrose Farm. Once settled on pitch we decided to walk the dunes which are huge and end…

Finally On the Trail of Poldark

Today saw the real start of the Poldark trail, we went to Holywell Bay (NT) and recognised Gull Rock which is a backdrop to lots of scenes in series 2. The sea was amazingly clear and turquoise blue as it crashed onto the shore. We walked along the cliff top by MOD land and noticed…