First Outing to Cornwall

With great excitement we picked up our new van on Friday. After we were shown how to operate the various fittings we went home and packed it up with all our bedding and clothes ready for a weekend away. First stop was at Tesco’s to fill up with provision and fuel, and then head off to Cornwall.

A quick stop at the Tamar bridge to pick up a TAG – to speed up our entry back into Devon – and to reduce the price of the Tolls, gave the van its first photo opportunity.




We crossed the bridge and followed the directions of our SatNav and found our way to the Camping and Caravan Club site at Veryan, near St Mawes, arriving at about 7PM.

We were made very welcome, and found the Motorhome Service point to fill the van up with water for the night.

We had a little rain overnight – but we awoke to blue skies over the spacious site.



We decided that we would take a short trip to St Mawes (about 9 miles away) park the van up and take the passenger ferry across to Falmouth.

The car park still had plenty of space, and so we found a suitable space (next to some Cornish rowing Gigs) and headed for the ferry.




It was time for lunch – and what better lunch than the good old Cornish Pasty! – and then onto the views from the tower at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall.



Back to camp and time to test out the cooker – with a simple pasta and sauce 🙂

Sunday morning came far too quick – and it was time to pack up and head for home. Another trip to the Service Point to empty our grey waste, and we were set to go.

Nearby, just across the river, is National Trust – Trelissick. Getting there meant a short trip across on the King Harry Ferry – what a beautiful spot.



We spent a few hours exploring the house and grounds, including a fantastic daffodil show – so many varieties.



Then it was finally time to say goodbye to Cornwall – this time – and head back home. The TAG did its job, and we passed through the toll booths without stopping!


A great first weekend – the only problem now is….. where do we go next?


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