New signs were picked up on Friday from St Ives signs, which was so exciting. Our wonderful Gary did all the artwork from concept to production (is there anything this man can’t do!) and they just look amazing – thank you Gary. We have managed to drill, rivet (that was interesting – sore thumbs all round!) two of the signs into position, two more to go.
News from Trevaylor
Its been nearly 6 weeks since we took over at Trevaylor from Charlie and Michelle and we are so enjoying it! As a family we wanted a new adventure and we are certainly getting one!! The children are loving the location of the park, close to the lovely beaches, where we can go surfing, and enjoy all that these stunning beaches have to offer. And, the wonderful coastal footpath 400m from our doorstep, we have been walking to Cape Cornwall and Sennen in one direction and Levant and Pendeen lighthouse in the other. We have welcomed lots of backpackers doing the coastal path and many old and new campers to Trevaylor in our short time here.
Autumn has well and truly set it, or should I say blown in. And with it we have heard tale of rare birds visiting – recently our bird watchers were getting very excited about a ‘Cat Bird’ sighting – one of only two ever to have been seen in the UK. Summer played host to a particularly high number of less rare creatures – the ‘Holiday Maker’ – often regularly spotted right here at Trevaylor Caravan and Camping Park! But I have to say, they did flock from far and wide – the trio of riders pictured above were from Germany; the other two members of their family were following behind on a tandem.
Take a break
Take a break this autumn. Come and visit the West Penwith and Land’s End Peninsula. Enjoy the shopaholoics delights of St Ives for a spot of retail therapy and then kick back and relax in our friendly little bar in the evenings and enjoy a pint of local ale and a nice home cooked meal… Our bar is still open right until the end of September. Stroll along the uncrowded beaches and enjoy the satisfying glow of an autumnal sunset over the Atlantic Ocean.
Take a hike
Making hay while the sun shines….
Preparing our summer paddock for July and August arrivals. A local farmer making hay from the long grass that needs to be cut short ready for camping.
As the Spring Bank holiday weekend and half-term approaches we are all set to receive a full house of guests here at Trevaylor Caravan and Camping Park, in the far west of Cornwall. The Tin Coast which site on the door step of our lovely little family run campsite is in glorious bloom with both spring and summer flowers of all kinds. The cliffs are awash with bright yellows of the gorse and pinks and whites of Campions and of course the carpets of Thrift are taking shape quite nicely too. The wild garlic is just receding now and being superseded by the deep blue-purple of the late bluebells.
Bring on the Bluebells to cheers us up!
I am waiting for the bluebells to pop their heads up and say hello – I just love the carpets of blue that appear around our cliff tops at this time of year and coupled with the swathes of the delicate pink of the thrift it really can be a sight to behold.
Easter was a bit of a wash out. It has been one of the wettest late winter/early springs we have had here at Trevaylor Caravan and Camping Park here in West Cornwall. That being said we still had a reasonable turnout – we had some of our regular climbing groups in and plenty of Easter holiday makers on our hardstandings.
Snow has been the hot topic in Cornwall that we have all been talking about for the last week. For our children it provided a joyful, fun-filled few days break from school. The countryside all around us here near Botallack all looked so extra bright and beautiful. When the snow fell on Wednesday our campers were subsequently snowed in for the coming few days. Much frivolity ensued with adults making snow angels by day and snuggling in to the pub to share stories over a few pints by the fire during the evenings. One of our accommodation guests who left for home late that morning was back with us again after lunch, having abandoned his car not far away, stuck on the slippery road. Luckily he was able to work over the internet from the comfort of our cosy cottage until the siege by snow had passed and he was able to return home to Oxford. Our children slid about in the snow on their body boards and our little white dog needed a fluorescent flash jacket on so that we didn’t lose sight of him in the drifts! Most of the white stuff has gone now and life has returned to normality. The kids are back in school and the dog has muddy paws again. Next stop Easter – Our bar will be open, serving Skinner’s real ale and cider. Our full menu will be on the go for evening meals and the bacon butties will be at ready in the shop for breakfast.
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.
Welcome to Winter in West Cornwall and Happy New Year! – we would like to wish you all the very best for 2018. Here on the coast of West Cornwall right in the heart of the World heritage Devon and Cornwall Tin Mining Site we have been experiencing some incredible gale force conditions lately, which if embraced with the appropriate care can be immensely enjoyable and exhilarating. For the thrill-seeking rambler the winds can add an extra dimension to an already breathing taking environment. And for those who really enjoy the extra physical challenge – the often muddy and slippery footpaths offer extra calorie burning opportunities as you traverse the rugged terrain along the St Ives to Land’s End stretch of the South West Coastal Path during this post-Christmas period.