Here and now
Winter Sunshine has been the flavour of the last week. Here at Trevaylor Caravan & Camping site in the West Penwith it has been feeling like spring is in the air. The daffodils have popped their nodding vibrant yellow heads up to see us and say hello. The female blackbirds are hard at work pulling worms from the garden lawn; I wonder if they have tiny mouths to feed already; or if they are just preparing themselves for the joys of spring yet to come.
We enjoyed a busy half term; with plenty of holiday makers taking advantage of our centrally heated holiday homes for a short break. Our hardstanding electric pitches came in very handy for the many motorhomes and a couple of tourers along the way. The bravest of our half-term visitors was a young family who stayed in a canvas bell tent during the rather damp and very gusty holiday period. In spite of the challenging weather conditions they still managed to have a fulling family experience together here in the far West of Cornwall. They now have a lot more guy ropes for their tent!
Next week will see most of the UK thrown into an arctic cold snap. For us based here in Cornwall, in the most South Westerly part of the UK, whilst it will be very cold compared to our usual temperatures it will still be positively mild compared to other parts of the UK. Much to the disappointment of our children I might add – as this will probably mean no snow for us!
Out and about
I will be about and about with my camera – I love to take advantage of the stunning rugged coastal scenery we have here amid this World Heritage site and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We are also enjoying the opportunity to witness examples of our local wildlife playing out their lives set against the wintery landscape. Recently I have had the pleasure of observing and photographing Kestrels and small flocks of Choughs very close to our site. Whilst walking the dog out on the cliff path of an evening I have been lucky enough to find myself sharing views of some the absorbing sunsets from various vantage points along the way with fellow dog walkers, artists, climbers, runners, ramblers, photographers or site seers. But sometimes it is just me, the dog, the sun and the sea.
Happy days! See you soon. Michelle, Charlie, Eva and George @ Trevaylor Caravan and Camping Park. P.S. Bar opens end of March.