Monday, 23 September 2019

Cali has been to St Ives

We both wanted to visit the St Ives Festival so booked three nights at Trevalgan Touring Park, a private site a couple of miles outside of St Ives.  As it was a private site we had to pay for the pitch in full prior to our arrival so even though the weather forecast was grim for the weekend - we still went away.

We were both on holiday on Friday so had an early start.  We drove to Long Rock car park and walked into Marazion for a look around the craft shops and walk around the village.  Although it was a lovely sunny day it was very windy but we found a lovely sheltered spot to eat our lunch overlooking the beach and St Michael's Mount.

Marazion towards St Michael's Mount

After lunch we walked back to Cali to drive to the site.  We both liked the site as soon as we arrived - it's very we maintained and the staff were all very friendly.  The facilities block was excellent and even had underfloor heating in the showers!  We had booked a hardstanding super pitch which was sheltered by hedges on three sides but it was still so windy we decided to leave the roof down.  We sat outside for a while and retreated indoors when it began to get cool.

 Pitch 9 Trevalgan Touring Park

After a very blustery night we woke to a very cloudy sky but as it was dry we decided to walk into St Ives.  There were a lot of footpaths from site, the one to St Ives was initially across fields and then the coast path - it was a lovely walk and well marked.

Approaching St Ives

We had just arrived at St Ives when it started to rain so we took shelter in a cafe for a while.  It rained on and off for most of the day so we pottered around the town and had a look in a few of the shops.  Sadly due to the weather there were very few street entertainers for the Festival, so we caught the bus back to the site.   A lot of the entertainment was in the evening but as it was so wet we decided to stay on site and not go back into town.

It poured with rain all night and was still raining when we got up on Sunday so we caught the bus into St Ives again.  Once we got to the town the sun came out and it was a glorious sunny day so we walked to Carbis Bay.

Carbis Bay from Coast Path

It started to cloud over by early afternoon so we had a quick walk back to St Ives and managed to beat the rain.  We caught the bus back to the site again and stayed in Cali all evening.

This is a lovely site and we will definitely return again but probably not for the Festival again.

20-23 September 2019

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