Off to Looe

Looe Harbour

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 Mandy , with whom we worked with at Hillhead and our last stop in Cornwall on the 7th November.

We checked into the site and chose a nice sunny level pitch near the bright and clean toilet block. Then drove to the large car park in Looe. Easily parked in one generous bay, we walked across the bridge and found ourselves in the busy high street with lots of Christmas shoppers and holiday makers alike.

We were going to taste test a pasty here but looking in the pasty shops they really didn’t look too appetizing, so we settled on a bag of chips, noticing the warnings of ‘Seagulls are Enemy No 1’ and eat them on the harbour front.

The tide was out so the harbour wasn’t too impressive but we do remember visiting last time and going out on a trip in a glass bottom boat. They were also not running as it was so late in the season….

We ended up on the sandy beach and had fun paddling in rock pools, however a big black cloud came overhead, blotted out the sun and the temperature plummeted. We quickly left the beach and ambled through the narrow streets with 13th and 14th century buildings.

Mike Outside (not inside!) the Gaol…

We had an hour left on the parking so we managed to cross back over the bridge and wandered down the other side if the harbour. The trouble was it had been in the shade because of the steep hill behind and we got really cold, so we made our way back to the van and came back to site, hunkered down in the warm and watched Strictly… Tomorrow we think we will go to Polperro if we can work out if we can get the van down the narrow lanes. Hope So…

Looe Beach (view to right)
Looe Beach (view to left)

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