Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Cali has been to Start Bay

On Wednesday the weather forecast was showing a hot sunny weekend, so we booked a couple of nights at the CMC Start Bay site.  We set off after I finished work at 3.30pm on Friday but unfortunately we were held up in long traffic queues on the A38 so didn't arrive on site until almost 6.00pm.  The site was full except for three sloping pitches - the first time we've pitched on such a slope and we were unsure of the best way to do it.  The wardens were fantastic and told us we could go onto the pitch forwards, backwards or sideways, whichever was best for us.

We decided pitch 84 was the best available pitch.  Even the levelling blocks weren't high enough to take out the slope, so we decided to drive into the pitch as it would be better to slope front to back rather than side to side.  We had sunshine all weekend, the photo shows us getting ready for breakfast on Sunday.

It's the first time we've visited this site and we really liked it.  As a CMC site the facilities are as you would expect and the site was very well maintained.  It's only a short walk to the coast path so on Saturday we walked to Start Bay lighthouse, it was only a ten mile walk but it seemed more as it was such a hot day.  Definitely another site we will return to.

1 comment:

  1. Didn't realise about sloping pitches.

    I did smile at'it was only a 10 mile walk'.......What??? In these high temps I can just about get round with my girls first thing and that's it, unless it's a shop with AC:)

    Looking forward to hearing about your next outing. Sue