We're parked up at the Pennance Mill Campsite, about 3 miles south of Falmouth, between Swanpool and Maenporth beach. We picked up the van from Steph & Ian at Live the Dream Motorhome about 0900 and, after loading up, hit the motorways. It was a really warm day and the long, seven hour drive was only broken up by a lunch stop on the M5 and a refuel on the A30. The campsite is very quiet; clearly the families have left and so it's peaceful.
Having set up, hooked up and after a cup of tea, we headed off for a walk to the find the beach. About 20 minutes later we reached Maenporth Beach, a small sandy cove with a great looking cafe, plus a bar & grill called The Cove. After a wander up and down the beach we took the coastal path heading north. Cathy enjoyed the blackberries and the path was lined with lovely fragrant honeysuckle. About 2 miles on we reached Swanpool beach. This also has a cafe right on the beach, plus a restaurant called Indaba with a great looking seafood menu - I think this will be our lunch spot on Saturday!
Stomping along the small lanes, we returned to the van ready for some food and Belgian & German beer. We enjoyed this with some spring rolls and koftas, sat outside under the awning. In the meantime the curry was cooking in the oven. Awning de-rigged, we moved inside to eat. Now it's time for bed as I'm up early for day one of the Agile On the Beach conference, at Falmouth University in Penryn, along with 3 of the guys from work. It should be a good couple of days, plus I get to cycle to work, although it's a tad hilly around here. Coincidentally, most of the signs around here mention 'On the Beach' - lots of synchronicity going on. So time to sleep now after a long drive and an early start tomorrow. No doubt Cathy will have a lazy day!
|First attempt at putting up the awning|
|All set up|
|Maenporth Beach cafe|
|Above Swanpool Beach - menu looked great!|
|Enjoying some Belgian beer|
|More enjoying of Belgian beer!|