It has been, and still is very hot down here in the valley of sunshine.
All campers are happy ones, basking in the sunshine, and the lovely warm evenings have made our fire pits nearly redundant. There has been ots of fabulous bbq smells and tonight is cocktail and paella night, courtesy of Sams Vans. This means a double dose of cocktails this week, but I am sure no-one will mind that judging by the queue on Tuesday which resembled a festival. Mojitos and Dark and Stormies were the order of the night, to go with freshly baked pizza from the lovely KernowForno.
It has been a little warm for our campers to do the usual long walks that they so enjoy. Instead, there has been lots of beach hopping, kayaking and swimming in the sea with early morning, and late evening strolls. The current favourite beaches are for those without a doggie friend Porthpean, and of course our local Pentewan Sands. For those with their four legged friends, Caerhays, closely followed by the quieter side of Gorran Haven, are hitting the spot, and lots have been having a drive out to the oh so gorgeous Crantock Beach on the north coast. For the snorkelers out there, Vault beach is a good one, and kayaking at Porthpean, Polkerris and around Black Head is a great way to find the secret coves.
Camp life is never boring, and each week is so different, with all the comings and goings and different people coming on and off. This week has been a campervan and bell tent week, with some lovely colourful vans and tents to brighten up the campsite.
Here are a few pictures of our week of sunshine, blue skies, pizza, cocktails and all things different.
News from Camp Dog Harvey
Think of wearing a fluffy onesie all day, and that has been me this week. Luckily the Little Winnick River is on my doorstep and so each evening, after my duties are done, I go for a big dip in the river to cool off. Most of our four legged guests are doing similar, and they are also enjoying long swims in the sea and sunbathing.
As it is very hot everyone is out side all of the time, and boy are there some nosey dogs on site. They don’t miss a trick, especially where pheasants and squirrels are concerned.
Charlestown – lots of you like to visit this lovely historic port. Next time you are there, get your owners to take a walk out on the SWCP towards Porthpean and to take you on to Duporth Beach. We are most welcome on this quiet beach provided your owners behave themselves, if you know what I mean.
Other Meadows News
Wood Fired Pizzas are still proving extremely popular, and so far it has been sunny for every visit, and so that is the season standard. Cocktails are also very popular indeed, and so far nobody has fallen over, or if they have we missed seeing it!
Camping wings – these are now fully open, and our guests are sussing out the best spots for sunshine, and for enjoying camp life next to the stream. The secluded meadow pitches are also still popular, and there are always different wild flowers and butterflies making an appearance.
Breakfast Baguettes & Ciabattas – during our very busy period, and in view of the distance to the end of our new wings, our delivery service will not be available. This means enjoying your breakfasts on our sunny deck, or ordering and returning to collect them.
Bookings – it is now late availability only until the second week in September I am afraid – the teachers, are taking up all the pitches!! Please give us a call if you are wanting to come just for a few days, and we will see what we can do. Cancellations do happen, and it might just be your lucky day. We are a campsite just for grown ups, situate in the lovely Pentewan Valley close to Mevagissey and we are very dog friendly.
Well it is a hi di hi from me, and a ho de ho from Camp Daddy and Camp Dog Harvey.
For those making their way down to sunny Cornwall, have a safe journey and ensure you pack your swimmers.