Wednesday, 16 September 2015

COULD HAVE BEEN IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE OR CROATIA

17TH SEPTEMBER 2015

NEWQUAY

Been away 2 weeks having left home on 1st. Sept. took a management decision to stay in the UK for Sept/Oct in order to watch the Rugby World Cup now that satellite reception can be iffy down in the south of France but we had hoped that the weather might be a bit better than it has been so far.
1st-4th September in Southampton for the England/Aus ODI at the Rose Bowl. We parked the van at a weird campsite for 4 nights and had 2 nights at the Dolphin courtesy of Dave,Briony,Geoff & Caroline who entertained us royally for a joint 70th birthday present. Much fun was had by all, only marred by England losing,some good meals and lots of wine.
5th-11th September to Dartmouth. Stayed at Little Cotton campsite courtesy of a CC&C Temp.holiday site. Lovely site with good views and a nice downhill walk to town and regular bus back. Never stopped here before, only passed through crossing the river on ferry about 30 years ago, and greatly surprised to find one of the prettiest towns ever seen. Buzzing with trippers and we roamed around and about on the buses and ferries to our hearts content, and even had a nice walk along the cliffs. Great pubs and we had some lovely meals and snacks......and probably the best fish and chips ever {even if the meal did come to £75}. The weather was quite pleasant for the week so a very nice stop.
12th-17th September to Newquay and weather turned exceptionally nasty with a couple of days of gales. Much tent devastation around us. Again we are on a CC&C Temp holiday site at Hendra Holiday park...{bascically a THS means we are paying £10 a night instead of £21but still get to use all the facilities as the club has pre booked about 100 pitches and will pay for them whatever. This one is very well attended. Site is very large with nice view over the moors but a bit far from town which is not as nice as we remembered it, being full of youth etc. Still, the rugby starts on friday so we shall stock up and hunker down

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