Cornwall Feb 16
We set off from home on Friday the 12th of Feb mid afternoon and made great time to Cornwall. Just three and a half hours. It great to travel on the M5 when there isn’t the usual ten traffic jams. We made our way to Whitsand Bay Fort. (see previous site review for this great location) located on the Rame peninsular. This is a unique location to stay. The fort which largely still exists has been turned into a holiday park. It is still fairly obvious that it once protected Plymouth Harbour along with many other local installations.
We crossed into Cornwall on the Torpoint Ferry, this no quicker than using the suspension bridge on the A38, but it is shorter and more interesting. Getting into Cornwall on either route is free, but there is a toll to leave.
It was a walk with the dog and straight to the Vaults bar for some food and wine, and more wine and more wine. Catching up with old friends is a great way to spend a Friday evening. Great food, great company and did I mention the wine?
Saturday morning started as bit of a blur. Severely dehydrated I tried to drink the tank dry of water. A fried breakfast seemed like a great idea. We had pork and black pudding sausages, these on a blurry Saturday really are the food of the gods J. A long walk with the dog on the beach and back for the two Six Nations games.
Me and her had booked in for the Valentines meal at the Vaults bar on Saturday night along with some friends. The food and the company were fantastic. Thanks to you all for a great night. Of course there was more wine consumed, a nice Merlot and plenty of it.
Sunday morning was very cold. We had promised to visit friends in nearby Millbrook and see there two new puppies. It was time to unload the beast and wrap up. Now Millbrook on the scooter should take two or three minutes. When we got down the hill the road was flooded and me now being old bottled it and we started on the long ride round. When we eventually arrived at rob and Jennas house we were both brass monkey. The puppies were great but the ride back was going to be worse, on the back it is all uphill.
In the afternoon more Rugby. A few real ales, thank yo “Proper job” and a few wines while England thrashed Italy. Result.
Early to bed and off in the morning.
A lovely sunny day if somewhat fresh. W A trundle down the coast. Stopping for some provisions before arriving at Mevagissy. It is a pleasure to visit the small fishing towns in the winter. In the summer they can be and usually are packed. This is a great little town that is still a fishing port. Well worth a visit.
We are going to spend the night at Heligan Woods campsite (see separate review). This is about 5 minutes out of Mevagissy and located right next to the world famous Lost Gardens of Heligan.