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We bid a fond farewell to Penzance and the lovely June and Stuart who gave us such a warm welcome at the Ashton Guesthouse and wended our way north to Ilfracombe. What can I say about Ilfracombe - the drive there was misty, drizzly and very grey and the town didn't seem much better - I would describe it as the holiday town for those in God's waiting room. I don't think we saw anyone under the age of 60 unless they ...
'All our bags are packed and we're ready to go..........'
Whoop! Whoop! It's been a long time coming but the day has finally arrived to start our European adventure. Having packed Daisy we had to get her weighed to see how much we then had to take off again.......luckily we were well within our limits so Paul didn't have to offload any wine or beer and Mandy can come too!
... of Penzance, through the village of Sennen and on to the private road of the Lands End visitor centre. It is of course closed, but we do manage to grab a picture of us in front of the sign illuminated by the car headlights. We immediately do a U-turn and head back the way we have come for a further two hours (only stopping to refuel in Penzance) until we reach the tiny hamlet of Chagford in the middle of Dartmoor. Here we're booked into the Sandy park Inn, which ...
... that overlooks the ocean and the magnificent cliffs and rugged rock formations. It reminded us much of the Oregon Coast.
We drove home yesterday, a journey which takes about 5 hours, plus time for lunch,
petrol, etc. We managed to get into the south-east on a Friday afternoon. Actually it wasn’t as bad as we anticipated. We had fairly smooth traffic, even on the M-25 (Europe’s biggest parking lot).
... call Watchet for lunch. Another quaint harbour village on the coast. These little villages have roads that weave in and out of each other and little alley ways to get through to houses or other roads. It is easy to see where the 'cow paths' were because that is where they put the roads and where the houses were built. Lunch was great, in a little pub, where I had the jacket potatoe with mayo and tuna. We walk down by the ...