Saturday 30th July to Tuesday 2nd August
Holiday ‘near St Ives in Cornwall’ time!!! 🤗
Saturday – Up at 4.30am to get ready, leave to pick up Emma and Jamie and off we go! We stopped at a service station near Bristol to get a coffee and meet up with the others. Gary’s mum and dad. And his sister Ali, husband Tim and their girls, Lily, Molly and Katy. All of Gary’s family! After a stop on the side of the road for tea and to cook bacon rolls!, a further stop for yet another drink for those that wanted it and big long traffic queues, we finally arrived at the caravan site. And the sun was shining 🌤 Unpacked the car, a trip to the shop and then an evening meal with everyone over in the club conservatory.
Sunday – A day at Carbis Bay beach as the weather was hot and sunny ☀️ The sea was still freezing cold though, but I did manage to have a paddle!
The evening was spent over at Ali and Tim’s caravan having an elaborate barbecue.
Monday – How could the weather be SO different so quickly? The rain never stopped all day or all evening 🌧 We didn’t really know what to do so we basically just went out for a drive to nowhere! and ended up getting stuck in lots of traffic, so on the way back we stopped off to get a massive Cornish pasty for Gary, Jamie and Emma and a nice sausage roll for me, a much needed late lunch 😏
Tuesday – There was a bit of an improvement in the weather today, rain showers but there was also some bright spells. We spent the day in St Ives. Emma and Jamie went off to do their own thing so me and Gary walked amongst the boats in the harbour while the tide was out, had a look in the little seaside gift shops and had a great lunch – gourmet fish and chips for Gary and just chips with fresh bread and butter and a good old mug of tea for me. Simply delicious 😋
We noticed that the tide had come back in then along with the seals! that like to come into the harbour and wait for the fishing boats to return after their day’s fishing 🐟 It was lovely to stand and watch them. They always attract quite a crowd and they seem to love the attention and pose for the photos that everyone likes to take.
In the evenings we usually met up with all the others for a drink over in the caravan site bar/conservatory so we could all get the chance to connect up to the free Wifi! and see what was going on in the outside world. This just goes to show how much this is a part of everyone’s lives now and just how much we all miss it when it’s not readily available to us. I must admit that it was very frustrating to me, as I couldn’t research things for my blog easily or receive the emails I knew Robyn and Leah had sent to me concerning the house purchase, without being able to connect to the Internet 😩
On one of my trips over to the conservatory I did manage to find these photos though!
The beaches in Cornwall are beautiful when the sun is shining but look at this Hidden Beach in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Or this lovely place in Tuscany.
Could be worth a visit!!!