Thursday, 22 November 2018

Cali has returned to Padstow

After a couple of wet weekends the forecast was good for Saturday and Sunday so we decided to return to Padstow.  We arrived at Padstow just before 9.00am, parked by the harbour and popped the kettle on for our breakfast drink.  The morning was cold and grey so we walked out along the Camel Trail before returning to Cali for lunch.  After lunch we walked along the coast path before returning to Padstow.

Padstow Harbour

We had booked into Padstow Touring Park for Saturday night and had a sheltered pitch near the bottom amenities block. The facilities were good although they could have done with more heating - I had goose pimples when getting undressed for my shower. The following morning I used the other block which did have a bit more heating, although it was still a bit chilly!

Pitch H05 Padstow Touring Park

After a leisurely breakfast on Sunday we packed everything away as we had to be off the site by 11.00am.  We don't know that stretch of the coast very well so drove along the coast road stopping at Bedruthan (free NT parking), Mawgan Porth and Watergate Bay for a short walk at each before heading home.

Bedruthan

Another lovely weekend in Cali although she is looking very grubby as we've been away three times without her being cleaned.  Hopefully this weekend will be fine for a good wash before we travel up to our families the following weekend.

17-18 November 2019

Monday, 5 November 2018

Cali has been to Studland and Wareham

After checking the weather forecast to see which area would be the driest for the weekend, we opted for Dorset.  On Saturday morning we drove to Studland Bay, taking advantage of the free parking on the NT site for the day.  After breakfast we did one of our favourite walks around the headland and Agglestone Rock.

Agglestone Rock towards Poole

After our walk we headed to the Hunter's Moon Club Site at Wareham for two nights - this site is open all year so I'm sure we'll return over the winter.

Pitch 65 Hunters Moon

On Sunday we walked into Wareham for lunch at The Quay Inn and a walk along the river.

Wareham River Walk

After a lazy morning on site on Monday we headed back home after a lovely weekend in Cali.

27-29 October 2018

Monday, 22 October 2018

Cali has been to Mount Edgcumbe and Looe

As the nights are getting darker and a lot of sites are closing, we've decided to do more one night visits over the winter.  On Saturday we drove down to Mount Edgcumbe and walked the coast path to Cawsands in the morning.  After a cool start the sun came out and it was like walking on a summer day.  We returned to Cali for lunch and then walked through the gardens in the afternoon.  We saw three tugs bring a large RFA  ship to the docks so sat and watched whilst enjoying the sun.

RFA moving to docks

After our walk we went to Looe Caravan Club Site for the night.  It's a new site for us, very large and probably not one we would visit during the school holidays as there are so many facilities for families and children.  The grass pitches were all closed, which was fine for us as we like hardstanding pitches at this time of the year.

Pitch 199 Looe

We'll definitely return to the Looe site, but as it closes in a couple of weeks we'll have to wait until next year.

20 October 2018

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Cali has been back to Cirencester

We decided to return to Cirencester Park Caravan Club Site for a long weekend.  The weather was glorious on Friday and we sat outside Cali for the evening.  Saturday was very wet so we spent the day in Cirencester and had a lovely pub lunch at The Crown.  .

Long Ride towards Cirencester

After a frosty start on Sunday the day was warm and sunny so we walked through Bathurst Park to Sapperton - this was the same walk we did on Boxing Day when it was very wet and muddy.  It as lovely to walk through the park with the beautiful autumnal colours.

Pitch 125 Cirencester Park

After a lazy Monday morning with a cooked breakfast and the papers we headed back home and have booked to return later in the year.

5-8 October 2018

Monday, 17 September 2018

Cali has been to Gower and Pembrey

We've just had a week in South Wales visiting two new sites in areas we've never previously visited.  The first four nights were spent at Three Cliffs Bay, a private site on the Gower peninsular.  Although the check in was a little chaotic as there was another campervan parked on our allocated pitch, we were able to choose another pitch nearby in a fairly sheltered spot.  It was a beautiful site with lovely facilities and stunning views, but as it was on the top of the cliff it was also very windy.  On the final night the forecast was for strong winds and rain, so we lowered the roof before we went to bed - even with the roof down the wind rocked Cali!

Pitch V03 Three Cliffs Bay

The weather was drizzly on our first day so we walked inland into the village and explored the local area.  On our second day we walked the Wales Coast Path as far as Pwildu Head and the following day we walked in the opposite direction to Oxwich Point. 

After four nights we moved to Pembrey Country Park Caravan Club Site.  This is a lovely site just outside the entrance to the Country Park and a short walk to the coast path.  During our stay we explored the many footpaths around the park and adjacent forest, walked the coast path to the outskirts of Llanelli, visited Burry Port and spent time on the beautiful beach collecting shells.

Pitch 35 Pembrey Counry Park

It's been a lovely holiday visiting two great sites.  We felt like we had done most of the local walking from the Pembrey site so we probably wouldn't rush back there, but there is still a lot more to explore at Glower and we hope to return soon.

7-16 September 2018

Monday, 20 August 2018

Cali has been back to Dulverton

We love the walking around Dulverton so booked another weekend at the Exmoor House Caravan Club Site at Dulverton.  After setting up on site on Friday afternoon we walked into town for a coffee before heading back when the sky started to get grey.  Unfortunately it started drizzling on Friday evening and rained on and off until we left on Sunday. 

Pitch 12 Exmoor House - Steve with new camera

We didn't do the walk we had planned but it did mean that we had a very relaxing weekend and a chance to have a 'play' with our new camera.

The site is open until January, so we hope to book another weekend before the end of the year.

17-19 August 2018

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Cali has been to Wareham

It seems ages since our holiday, so it was good to spend my birthday weekend in Cali at the Hunter's Moon Caravan Club Site at Wareham.  It's a lovely site that we visited regularly when we had our caravan, but this is the first visit with Cali.

Pitch 55, Hunter's Moon Club Site

We arrived on Thursday and spent the afternoon on site, moving our table and chairs to find some shade as it was so hot.  It was my birthday on Friday, so we walked from the site into Wareham which was an easy walk of about three miles.  We then decided to do one of the River Walks, which was a bit disappointing as there were very tall reeds between the path and the river so we didn't get to see many of the boats.  When we did get an open section the views were lovely.  When we got back to Wareham we found a cafe with air conditioning for tea and cake!

River Frome

On Saturday we decided to walk around Wareham Forest.  There are lots of footpaths and cycle tracks through the forest so we chose one walk so we could walk to the top of Woolsbarrow Hillfort.  It turned into a slightly longer walk than we had planned as there was a herd of cows across one of the paths that were rather too interested in us so we decided to find another footpath to avoid walking through them.  We enjoyed the walk and there were plenty of beautiful views, but as it was so hot we were glad to get back to Cali.

View from top of Woolsbarrow Hillfort

Sunday morning was spent on site reading the paper before we packed up and headed back home.  It was a lovely weekend and there are so many walks we can do from the site, so definitely we will luse again.  Hunter's Moon is open all year round so it's a site we can return to over the winter too.

2-5 August 2018