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"Summer" holiday

Posted by MARY Cattel on

We packed our bags, packed the car up and the caravan and headed off for our holidays. We were starting with a couple of nights in Glastonbury before moving on to Cornwall. We had heard so much about The Old Oaks site, and had a feeling a site could not live up to a reputation like this one seemed to have. Well, how wrong we were. I have not before come across a site so well manicured, with such fantastic facilities and helpful friendly staff on site. Just wow. While we were on site, we had several people ask us about our canopy which was lovely. We had our Ultra Light up which is just perfect for a couple of days as it takes no time to put up/take down.

After 2 very wet but enjoyable days, we headed for Cornwall. It must have been some sort of omen when we got a bit lost trying to find our site and ending up having to do a 3 point turn down a tiny lane, oh dear! We arrived at the site and were disappointed with what we found. Unfortunately, it seemed those of us that had a pet pooch were shoe horned into one side of the site, whilst the "dog free" area had mountains of space. We felt like we were on top of our neighbours and our view of the bins and chemical waste disposal did not inspire us so we stayed the night and started searching for another site. We did what we wanted to do in Cornwall the next day, visitied the Minack theatre, St Michaels mount and Mousehole....we didnt stop in Mousehole after getting stuck there forever with a German motorhome causing bedlam which further increased the desire to move on!

That evening, we headed for Devon. Great move. Fantastic site, lovely large pitches and waking up to the sound of the river....bliss. As we were staying here a bit longer, we (I say we, he) put up our Arco canopy. Richard has it down to about 15 minutes which is great considering how substantial the canopy is. Practice makes perfect I guess.

After 5 lovely days in Devon, we headed for home with bags full of goodies, namely fudge by the ton and local chocolate. Monday morning came too soon and Brady (the dog) looked totally depressed to be back. Untill the next time....


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