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 !!!!