Saturday, 14 August 2010

Time moves on

Got back at midnight last night from Devon with Ed, following a week's road trip. Make mental note... *never go on road trip again to Devon and Cornwall in school holidays.
My goodness, I had forgotten how busy it gets. Every town we drove into was full and you couldn't stop. Penzance to start.. no B&B's available, had to get a farm B&B well outside. Next day via Sennen Cove, Perrenporth to Padstow (where I have always wanted to visit). Drove into Padstow and then straight out as every car park, coffee shop, restaurant was full of holiday makers and screaming kids. Probably due to the weather that kept them off the beaches. Forget Newquay, the traffic queue just to get into town was about 2 miles long.
Stopped at little place called Rock. Very posh, apparently the princes stayed there when they were young. It was full of 'City' people in the summer homes and very 'sloany' teenagers trying to look like surfer dudes however their Amex gold cards gave them away. Stopped at another farm B&B which was great, nice a friendly and with 8, 5 week old black labrador pups to play with.
Then to Woolacombe where we pitched the 6 berth tent in record time (53 mins). As it turned out, the best weather was when we were putting up the tent, otherwise it was cold and windy. Once again packed as you can imagine. Had a few games of golf the best being at Ilfracombe, lovely day and views and with a discount green fee as well. The weather forcast said rain and some sun so we packed up the tent and headed into Barnstable to watch a mate performing in a local bar (Musician that is.. not a drunk... lol)
We left Barnstable at 2200hrs and were back home at 0012hrs in a warm comfy bed.

I think it would have been cheaper to have a week in the Canaries !!!!


  1. Well Martin you have learnt one lesson not to be forgotten avoid Cornwall at the hight of what we call summer...still it was good that you got away and seemed to have enjoyed yoursleves at least on teh golf course ! The weather has not been to bad on the whole July was great just gone down hill a bit this month so expect it will be Autumn time before we want it .
    take care, Sybil in wiltshire

  2. Hi Martin nice to know you are getting out and about even if there are crowds ~ Cornwall is such a beautiful part of the country so I hope you fond somewhere to enjoy yourselves ~ Ally x

  3. Glad to hear you got away Martin - but I suggest once school's back on, you treat yourself to the same trip again - this time you'll have all those towns and lovely spots to yourself, with peace, quiet and tranquility - and hopefully with some splendid early autumn weather, perfect for golf. Best wishes to you from across the pond. Karen

  4. Hi Martin,
    Good to read of your trip.

  5. Hello Martin
    Hey, you were in my neck of the woods and you didn't even pop in for a cuppa !!! I know exactly what you mean about the holiday makers - i live by the beach and we have a wonderul 'Bar' there, its full of Londoner's.... accountants, architects, interior wonder the bar charges £4.50 for a glass of wine !! i have to save up my pocket money before i can go in there ! Sennen is lovely, you should have pitched your tent on the beach !
    Big Luv
    Jaynee X