Showing posts from May, 2011

The Long journey home!

After a fun game of mini golf this morning we headed back towards Hampshire.  The journey to Cornwall took only 3.5 hours so we assumed (shouldn't do that) it would take the same to get home - as suggested by the Nav Man.  WRONG!

It would appear that many of the holiday drivers going the same route as us do not know how to use a round-a-bout.  Frustration!  Instead of the traffic flowing (as is the intention of this invention) it ground to a halt every time we approached one of these structures that the residents of the UK have installed just about everywhere where lights once were.  Good things in small doses people!  This is a bit of a running joke here in the UK (as many of the 'roundabouts' are slowly converted back to lights.... usually still with the roundabout as well).  Interesting!

Consequently, the trip took us around 6 hours!  You must be kidding!  The boys were awesome!  It was just the front passengers who cramped up severely under these stressful conditions.…

Life is full of ups and downs!

This morning we decided to head into nearby Looe for a lovely stroll along the beach there, as part of our plan for a lazy 'coastal' Sunday.  The view we got from the car yesterday left me wanting more.  Some things in life should be grabbed straight away... before they slip away.  The beautiful sunshine that greeted us yesterday was vanished ... and so was the tide!  Everywhere we looked we saw mud (where there should be water).  The wind was insane and threatened to push us over.

We decided to make the most of a bad situation and head right down to the water's edge for a little expedition.  To my delight we found some lovely little rock pools... with little urchins in them.  Zane and Darian explored around the massive rock area and even found some starfish.  We then wandered around the gorgeous little seaside village of Looe for a little while before heading back to camp.  I really wished we had stopped yesterday when we had the chance to see this sleepy little village i…