Well July, and August were very busy indeed, and we had lots of very happy campers. The weather was very kind to us in the main, but was a little mean for parts of August. Being a natural site, we do suffer rather when the rain comes down and we get 6cm just in a morning!! However when the sun comes out, with our sheltered spot, we do recover well, and of course there has to be some price, to camp in natural beauty. It is absolutely gorgeous now and has been for the past couple of weeks. We have lots of wild camping going on in the Meadow field, and all pitches by the stream are full. Our campers pitching up in the more secluded meadow spots have mighty fine views of the colourful hill over to Mevagissey, which lots walk, or cycle over daily.
The long term weather forecast for the South West for September is higher than average temperatures, and dry settled weather. How fabulous is that, for all who take their breaks outside of the school holidays. This is an ideal time for walking the south west coastal path, and generally relaxing and mooching around, as everywhere will now be much quieter.
Our site is still looking very green and lovely, and of course this beautiful area looks gorgeous whatever time of year it is. The coastal path is being well walked, and it is such a fabulous part of the path, around Charlestown, Mevagissey, and Gorran Haven. Black Head is still our favourite part and we are going to start off again with our early morning visits to Hallane Beach, and we probably won’t see anyone else.
If you are reading this blog, I hope you are doing so as a guest of ours to keep in touch and see what is happening. My camera has not been out as much as it should have for the last few weeks. I have missed a photo opportunity for a full decked out Ambulance on site with a lovely dutch couple on board. I have to say when it first pulled in as it was still with full signs, I did do a double take. We have also had so many colourful V dubs on site this summer, a lot on tour, and lots decked out with bunting and twinkly lights. Again, photo opportunities unfortunately missed. This was an interesting motorhome, and although new it was full of wood, and so beautifully made. It came complete with fresh sweet peas in the window.
For any guests going through their holiday photies, who have stayed with us, and have great “camping” pictures, it would be lovely to see them. I would hope to add lots of pictures to our website, and the more colourful the better.
Other Meadows News
We have been asked, and have agreed to host a Geo Caching Event held here at the end of September. A similar event was held last year very nearby and was very popular. We hope that there will be lots of enthusiastic guests attending this one, and we have taken quite a few camping bookings already. The event is to be held on the weekend of 27-29 September, and if you want to find out please then check out the GeoCaching.com website for more information. All very exciting, good fun, and a great way to see get out their enjoying the Pentewan Valley Trail, and Kingswood.
Gill on board “Blue Vintage” continues to be extremely popular with our guests, and I often see quite a queue. I think there might be a bit of competition going on between Camp Chef John and Blue Vintage Gill on numbers. All healthy competition of course. Gill will continue visiting The Meadows Campsite in September as we look to be having a busy month, although we do still have space available if you have not yet booked. The new flavour of Lemon Curd with lemon meringue is scrumptious.
As September is likely to see lots of adults at The Meadows, I thought it the time to test out Roskillys Lemon & Ginger Ice Cream. I like it, and so hoping our guests will do too. Of course I also ordered lots more Caramel Crunch as it seems people cannot get enough of that one.
Camp Chef John continues to give the guests what they want in the morning to start their day. Breakfast is now so popular our campers are waiting outside the door to place their orders, and sit on our sunny deck, that is if they have not placed their orders the night before. John’s breakfast baguettes can be enjoyed with a pot of tea, cafetiere of coffee, or a glass or orange watching camp life, or at your unit in your pjs if you prefer. Yes, between 8 & 11, the team is very busy indeed, as of course Camp Chef needs a waitress/delivery girl, drinks maker, washer upper, whilst still being shop keeper & receptionist. Camp Dog Harvey takes this time to chill under the desk and keep well out of it.
It would be nice to share some of our really funny stories of camp life, but some of what goes on at camp, must stay at camp!!!
News from Camp Dog
“My girls” (the chickens) are doing very well indeed, and are enjoying the sunshine and having me watch over them. We, that is “the girls” and I have a team meeting in the afternoons, whilst I am resting on my picnic blanket under the tree next to them. We have decided that this is not a bad place to be, and that we will be back on board in 2014, not that I am wishing away September and October in any way. We also know what valuable members of the team we are as we hear the majority of guests asking after us on arrival, that means we must have rights!
I am on my best behaviour at the moment, as Camp Mummy has found out about a Boarding Kennel close by. I keep hearing her talking about it to guests, and how you can send your dogs for day care, or longer. Some of our guests have brought their dog, but then have taken them to spend the day/days, at Gover Valley Kennels. Reports please from doggies not owners, as to how you found it, and whether or not you were well fed, fussed, and walked, and if it is better than being on camp dog duty!
Thank you for the many nice comments about my neckerchief. I now feel naked without it, so I might get a woolly one for the winter.
Another dog friendly outing to add to my list is Healey’s Cider Farm. Oh, I have heard many excellent reports of this local attraction, and there is lots to see and do. Lots of you will have seen Caroline Quentin on her many visits to the Farm, as we have a feeling Caroline was partial to a glass or two of cider, as is Camp Mummy.
Well, the Meadows Team, that is me Lynn, John, Camp Dog Harvey & “the girls” want to continue looking after our guests well for October and September. We still have availability for “hook ups” on our hardstanding grass pitches, and for”proper camping” pitches in our very sunny camping field. Our small, dog friendly Campsite is close to Mevagissey, Pentewan, Heligan Gardens and the Eden Project, Cornwall. Heligan, Mevagissey and Pentewan are within walking distance along the Pentewan Valley Trail. You can just turn up, and we will always try and fit you in. If you prefer to book in advance to secure your pitch, then please telephone 01726 844383, or contact us by email here.
Our fabulous, fun Lottie Caravan, and Maisy Tipee Tent also have availability for part of September. Lottie has just been treated to a set of Beach Hut Lights for extra indoors lighting. If staying in Lottie, all you need to bring really is towels, foods and beverages of your choice, oh and of course your clothes and washbag!!! Please check out Lottie’s page for lots of pictures and more information.