Saturday, 27 July 2013

Bikes, Piggies and Bunnies

The exercise freaks amongst us, and no boys and girls, that does not include me, decided to ride the coast to coast trail today.

Paul has his own high spec bike, and Karen and Dave hired theirs from the local cycle hire company.

The coast to coast is 22 miles of torture in my opinion, however, these three loved every minute of it.

Having collected their bikes, they headed over to Portreath for the beginning of their ride on the North Coast.

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I met them all there for a quick photo op, and then left them to it so I could get some housework done.

Once they had completed their ride over to Devoran and back to the Bissoe cycle hire company, we met for a butty from their cafe, and then all headed down to Treasure Park.

Time to fulfil the children inside….. to paint our pottery money boxes.

Mine was a piggy, that I named Daisy.  Karen had previously done a piggy, so decided on a Bunny….

We had such fun.

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What a great day

Jo Anne

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Boating and Floating

With the arrival of Karen and Dave from Brum, we decided to do a day full of water based activities.

JB and Sally-Ann arrived, and we headed into Falmouth for the first water related item….. a boat trip up the Fal.

Although we have done this trip with Sally-Ann many times, the others had not done it before, and what a great day to spend on the water.

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The captain did his usual commentary to keep up entertained, and us girlies did the obligatory Kate Winslet stance at the front of the boat.

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It was a lovely couple of hours, on the most perfect blue sky and sunshine day.

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Once we were land locked once more, we headed back home for the wet suits and body boards for part two of the day…. boogie boarding at Portreath.

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We had a fantastic day and after all that fresh air and sunshine were worn out.

Jo Anne

 

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Tapeley Park

Tapely Park is somewhere we have not been before, and as the brochures kept popping up everywhere we decided to take a little trip over.

It was only about 25 minutes away so off we went, into the sunshine.

The car park boasted some great views

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but I’m afraid to say that the gardens themselves were no comparison to Marwood a few days previously.  Although they were pretty, they just didn’t grab your imagination like Marwood does.

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Despite this, it was a lovely hour and a half’s walk, before we headed back to retreat from the heat of the day back at the caravan.

Jo Anne

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Up, Up and Away

Arlington treated us to a lovely morning wandering its grounds once more and then it was an afternoon at the van, and as the sun sets, the farmer who owns the next fields treats his wife to an anniversary present…

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Jo   Anne

 

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Marwood Hill Gardens

Today hit the giddy heights of 34 degrees in the sun, so we headed for whatever shade we could find at Marwood Hill Gardens.

They are a beautiful place to visit, with a large lake full of very inquisitive fish, and various hidden statues…. a lovely place for a picnic and a cuppa.

We had a lovely day, despite the big old owl having her sights set on having Fred for her lunch!

Jo Anne

 

Monday, 15 July 2013

July in North Devon

Another trip up the A30 to Umberleigh brought us back to our camp site of the moment once more. 

When we were here back in June, we decided to use the week to totally relax, and therefore have quite a few things we want to do in this 11 days.

Today it’s the Lavender farm at Cheristow.  We had enjoyed our previous visit here, and wanted to return whilst the lavender is in bloom.

The weather was lovely once more, with the temperature reaching the mid 30 degree’s c, so after a wander and a cuppa we bought a few little bits from their shop and then headed on back to the site to try and rest in the shade of the caravan.

Jo Anne