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 Freshly back from the West Country

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PostSubject: Freshly back from the West Country   Mon May 23, 2011 5:16 pm

Eva is back from her west country tour and behaved superbly. Damage Barton didn't disappoint for the excellent coast path walks and the windy conditions - took four of us to get the tent awning down prior to our departure. The North Cornwall surf (Polzeath) was great, as was our coast path walk towards Rock and enjoyed my run to Pentire Head from Tristram camp site and back. At St. Austell it rained - nothing unusual there then but the sun did come out at times and our trip the the Eden Project was very enjoyable. I would recommend the River Valley campsite at London Apprentice, St. Austell to anyone who has family to consider, as the facilites are very good; indoor pool, games room, bike hire and a flat cycle/walking/running trail to Pentuwan village and Sands. The drive both down and back however was somewhat difficult, as we had strong head and side winds to deal with on both occasions.

All in all, an enjoyable trip.

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PostSubject: Re: Freshly back from the West Country   Mon May 23, 2011 5:24 pm

Next time your down in the St.Austell area check out a small place called Charlestown. Its stunning and usually has 1 or 2 old tallships in the harbour (last time I was there they let you onboard for £2 and give you a tour which the kids loved!) . Good ice cream too Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Freshly back from the West Country   Mon May 23, 2011 5:40 pm

Mevagissey is also always worth a vist got a great fish and chip shop --- oh am so missing fish and chips or even kibblin met fritjes (the dutch equiv) -

but only 32 days till i get to full breakfast, fish and chip and mmmm a balti


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PostSubject: Re: Freshly back from the West Country   Mon May 23, 2011 5:47 pm

Hope your big trip back goes well Belgium bay! 5000 km is a lot of driving!
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PostSubject: Re: Freshly back from the West Country   Mon May 23, 2011 6:31 pm

25th july we arrive at heathrow ... after a 5 hour flight by air azal ---makes aeroflot look well run - pick up daphne probably book her in for a service with you guys on the monday ...head to Wales for a few days to sort out the yearly tax stuff then 3rd July cross over Dover - Dunkerque (Duinkerke) spend a night in a Hotel BB in Lille (Rijsle) then use the aire du service du camping car to head towards the atlantic. A couple of nights on Ile de Re - if you have never been you should at least once. then down the atlantic coast cross border into spain bit of green spain and Rioja as we head towards Santiago d compestela then down the Portugese coast for a bit..may be even as far as Gib then back up to Santander by the 28th for a plymouth crossing.. recking on around 4000k in total in three weeks

Then back to azerbaijan and 40 Celsius heat
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PostSubject: Re: Freshly back from the West Country   Mon May 23, 2011 6:37 pm

Charlestown is always a must visit for us, as is Mevagissey. Did Totnes on the way home, as reputed to be the home of ageing hippies and tantric women but did not find either on Sunday. Most of the Alt. cafes and bookshops were closed too.
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PostSubject: Re: Freshly back from the West Country   Mon May 23, 2011 7:22 pm

Sounds like you had a good trip - any pics Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Freshly back from the West Country   Wed May 25, 2011 1:32 am

You can always rely on the wind at Damage Barton, we've had some interesting nights in tents there before we got the van, now we just gently rock.

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PostSubject: Re: Freshly back from the West Country   Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:16 am

@belgiumbay wrote:
A couple of nights on Ile de Re - if you have never been you should at least once.

We're thinking of heading out that way at some point this year - any sites worthy of recommendation? Like nature & peace, quite like hokey french campsite entertainments, needs to not be baby unfriendly, just not keen on mass market caravan ghettoes.

Good luck with the tour btw, sounds ace
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