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Treloan, Portscatho and Gerrans 2017-03-18 First time away in the camper van in 2017. Staying at Treloan campsite on the Roseland peninsula. A short walk along the coastpath to Portscatho and then back inland via Gerrans.
St Mawes to St Just In Roseland 2017-03-19 A circular walk round part of the Roseland Peninsula in Cornwall. From St Mawes up along the estuary to the old churchyard at St Just In Roseland. Then back inland to St Mawes. Stopped at Pineapple bay - at least that's what the sign there called it!
Boscastle and Valency Valley 2017-03-20 It was meant to be a short walk out of Boscastle and up the Valency Valley. A slight navigational inexactitude meant that we ended up coming back down the rather steep Valency Valley on the opposite side to where the car was parked! So we trugged along the valley floor until we came to some stepping stones across the river. However, it had been raining quite hard so they were partially under fast flowing water - only Scooby was up for the crossing there. So we ended up climbing back up the rather steep valley and then all the way back to the end of the Valency Valley. Doh! So - yes - the GPS track does show us going round twice.
Tintagel and Trebarwith 2017-03-21 From Tintagel, a mixed field and cliff top walk to Trebarwith cove. Back via Tintagel Castle - without paying the £8 English Heritage wanted! Not quite as muddy as the previous day at Boscastle. At lot of probably mis-remembered memories of the last time I was at Tintagel - just over 30 years ago in my old Dodge ambulance with a group of friends. Was even rainier back then.
Brixham to St Peter Port 2017-05-27 After a delay of 12 hours waiting for the weather to improve a little, we set off at lunchtime for the channel crossing to St Peter Port. The wind was a fair bit stronger than forecast making the first part of the journey much harder work than expected. A decision was reached (as the wind started to ease a little) not to abandon and return to Brixham. This turned out to be a good call as the wind continued to drop. The TSS crossing at night - with no moon - was eerie. We had to stop at one point to allow about 5 boats to pass ahead while allowing one to pass behind. The completely dark night (no moon) made this TSS crossing very different to previous night crossings. Also the tide was very strong - as can be seen from most of the track across the TSS where we end up being taken down much of the TSS while still maintaining a boat aspect at right angles to the traffic!. The last part of the crossing was under motor arriving at St Peter Port just at first light (with an easy trip down the Little Russel).
SYC to Brixham 2017-05-26 Down from SYC on the Exe to Brixham ahead of the channel crossing to St Peter Port on Guernsey.
St Peter Port to St Helier 2017-05-30 A lovely sail from St Peter Port on Guernsey across to St Helier on Jersey. Ideal winds and weather.
St Helier to St Quay Portrieux 2017-05-31 After a light wind start, a lovely sail down from St Helier, Jersey to St Quay Portrieux on the Brittany coast. Sailed under cruising chute for most of the way. St Quay has the huge advantage of being an "all tide" port (i.e. no need to wait for there to be enough water over a marina cill).
St Quay to Ile De Brehat 2017-06-02 Up from St Quay-Portreaux to Ile de Brehat. The Ile de Brehat is a small island on a rocky shore. Somewhat similar to Sark (no cars and a very small population like Sark but no cliffs).
Ile de Brehat to St Peter Port 2017-06-03 After getting up an hour too early (confusing French and English first light times!!!), we sailed from Ile de Brehat for St Peter Port on Guernsey. The sail around the north east corner of the Ile de Brehat was notable for two things. First, we hit some fairly strong overfalls. It was neaps and a middling wind so we weren't expecting much. Given how lumpy it was, this is one to avoid at Springs. Secondly, Peter S caught a bunch of weed and plastic around his prop while going through the overfalls. Peter was able to sail on OK and got enough motor back to be able to motor into St Peter Port later. The rest of the sail was lovely - under cruising chute for a large part of the journey.
St Peter Port to SYC 2017-06-04 A very fast sail back from St Peter Port, Guernsey to SYC on the Exe. For most of the way the wind was quite strong - maybe a force 5 - but was on the port rear quarter. This meant that most of the sail was done with just a small amount of reefing and lots of sailing down the following waves. Long and tiring - but fun! The speed meant that we were unexpectedly back at the Exe before low water so we were able to sneak in and be back on the mooring at SYC just before it got dark.
Looe 2017-09-12 A walk from Bay View Farm campsite down to Looe, on to Hannafore Point and then opposite St Georges Island
The Lizard and Cadgwith 2017-09-13 From Henrys Place campsite at the Lizard (not our favourite of the holiday) long the cliff tops to Cadgwith and then back inland. Made a change to our more usual walks towards Kynance Cove.
Porthcurno and Porthgwarra 2017-09-14 From Treen Campsite (one of our favourites), a mixture of clifftops and a little inland to Porthgwarra. Back past the Minack Theatre.
Lamorna Cove and Tater-du Light 2017-09-15 The coast path from Lamorna Cove was marked as a bit "iffy" so we made our own route inland and then joining back with the main coastal path. Past the gloriously named Tater-du lighthouse. Unfortunately, the path we'd spotted on the map to come back via had a big PRIVATE sign on it so we ended up doing an "out and back" walk.
Sennen, Gwynver and Nanquidno 2017-09-16 Another "lets look at the map and start walking" walk. Back via Gwynver Beach - one of Scooby's top 10 beaches in the world. Unfortunately, it was nearly high tide so not much beack for Scooby this time.
Gwithian Towans 2017-09-17 From Gwithian FRam Campsite, a short walk along Gwithian Towans Beach. As the tide was coming in, we came back along the cliff top. Another top beach according to Scooby.
Godrevy and Hells Mouth 2017-09-18 From Gwithian Farm campsite, past Godrevy Beach and on past Godrevy Lighthouse. Then on past an inaccessible cove where about 15-20 seals were resting, Then on to the rather splendidly named Hells Mouth where the lonely Hells Mouth Cafe did a great cappuccino.
Perranporth Beach 2017-09-19 We couldn't come to Cornwall and not give Scooby an outing on Perranporth Beach - probably his favouritist in the world! So up fairly early to catch the low tide. Scooby a happy but tired hound.
Hartland Quay 2017-09-20 A short walk to dinner from Stoke Barton Campsite on Hartland Point. Hartland Point is a scary place if you think about sailing near it in the wind or fog and the granite "teeth" of the rocks only enhance this. The Hartland Quay Hotel was a really nice pub doing good food.
Woolacombe and Putsborough 2017-09-22 Scooby wouldnt have been happy if we'd come to north Devon and not given him a run along Woolacombe Beach at low tide. In a fairly wet and windy two week holiday, this was the only walk where we actually got soaked by the rain. However, we dried out a bit in the cafe at Putsborough and then the walk back in the wind meant that we were dry by the time we got back to the camper van on Marine Drive. The photos include a couple from North Morte campsite looking at the sunset over Lundy Island.
Saunton Sands and Burrows 2017-09-23 Scooby's final beach walk of the holiday. Along the seemingly endless Saunton Sands at low tide. Then back inland to the east of the Burrows before finally cutting across the Burrows to give Scooby a final bit of of beach action before an ice cream at Saunton Sands.
2017 miles cycled in 2017 2017-12-02 This track reaches my target of cycling 2017 miles in 2017! Was meant to be a gentle ride to Lutzys for lunch but a torn wall on the side of Liz's tyre meant that we had to abandon and get a new tyre. Then into Exeter Quay a little later reaching the 2017 mile mark somewhere near the Turf Locks.
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Baggy Point, Putsborough and Croyde 2016-04-10 A doggie walk in the howling wind. Round Baggy Point and back to Putsborough and then on to Croyde Bay. Lots of photos across from Morthoe Farm camping across to Lundy. The wind must have been at least F8 - some impressive overfalls off the headland. Back via Meldon reservoir so a couple of photos from there.
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Maker and the Devonport Arms 2016-04-30 First trip in the new Fiat Ducato Tribute campervan. Camping at Maker Heights and down to the Devonport in Kingsand for a pint.
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Mount Edgcumbe May 2015 2016-05-01 From Maker Heights down to The Earls Drive and round to Cremyl. Then up to Mount Edgcumbe House for luch and the Stables and then back through the rain and the gloopy mist to the camper van at Maker Heights. Next to no visibility for the rest of the day. Glad to be in a campervan rather than a tent!
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Transat start at Plymouth 2016-05-02 From Cawsand to Penlee Point to watch the start of the single handed Transat yacht race. Breakfast at Kingsand and then sat in the drizzly rain at Penlee Point for a couple of hours but the gloop mostly cleared in time for the start of the race. As much fun watching the milling spectator boats as the competitors.
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Burnbake to Studland 2016-05-14 A walk from Burnbake campsite in the Purbecks almost to Studland beach. A Little Sea and a fast road got in the way of making it all the way there.
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Praa Sands 2020-09-14 Late summer camper van trip to Praa Sands. Started with a visit to Praa Sands itself for Scooby Hound. Hiher Pentreath Campsite was fine - looked a little unloved to start with but clean and well placed.
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Treen and Penberth Cove 2019-09-12 Walked to Penberth Cove - a Poldark favourite. Past Logan Rock and up through the woods to The Logan Rock pub for a pint. Chicken in residence at the pub.
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Dartmoor walk 2016-06-05 Because Scooby gave me such a nice welcome after being away for a week sailing (me - not Scooby), we took him for a walk on Dartmoor. Up high on the moor near the Warren House inn. A lovely short walk on Dartmoor.
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Treen coast path walk 2016-06-18 A coast path walk from Treen campsite (near Porthcurno which is near Lands End). The guide book said 4.5 miles but it ended up being 7.2 miles AND with lots of up and downie bits as well. Very nice though.
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Sennen and Gwynver 2016-06-19 A Scooby walk at Gwynver beach - just next to Sennen Cove (where he's banned for the summer). A beautiful beach and we were the only ones on it.
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Perranporth in the mist 2016-06-20 Back to Scooby's joint second favouritist beach in the west of England - Perranporth. We've been here a few times before with the hound - sometimes sunny - sometimes foggy - but this was the foggiest yet. Scooby ran from one end of the beack to the other as usual. Lots of small jelly fish on the low tide beach.
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Tregunwith Farm to Mylor Harbour 2016-07-09 From Tregunwith Farm campsite to Mylor Harbour and a little way beyond. Saw Pat T and Graham I just coming back from a Tideway outing.
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Beaches on the Roseland Peninsula 2016-07-10 Three beaches and four visits - Scooby was in heaven. Along the eastern coast of the Roseland peninsula for a change. Timed right for a falling tide so Scooby got maximum "ball action" on several beaches (including Porthcurnick and Portbean). Then back inland looking for the footpaths that had been moved.
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Back to Woolacombe 2020-09-09 A few days in the campervan at North Morte Farm so we had to take Scooby Hound to Woolacombe at low tide.
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Lands End, Gwenapp and Porthgwarra 2019-09-13 Paid an outrageous £6 for parking at Land's End and then promptly headed off to Gwenapp Head. Watched yacht doing the "inshore passage" round Land's End and then had lunch at Porthgwarra Cafe. Back via an inland route and cabbage fields.
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Hadrians Wall Campsite 2016-09-04 A comspite near Hadrians Wall - the middle bit!
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Aidan's fall on Hadrian's Wall 2016-09-04 A march along some of the best bits of Hadrians Wall. Sheltered behind the wall from a sudden rain/hail shower and felt very "Roman Centurion" like. Didn't feel quite so Centurion like when I slipped coming down one steep part of the wall and bounced badly on my side buggering up my back for much of the holiday! Stunning walk though. Then on to Vindolanda.
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Seahouses to Bamburgh 2016-09-05 First walk along the Northumbrian coast. From just north of Seahouses along to just south of Bamburgh. The Northumberland beaches are just as stunning as expected. Scooby very impressed if this was to be the quality of the beaches for the next two weeks.
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Lindisfarne - Holy Island 2016-09-06 A walk around the island of Lindisfarne. The journey there was as expected with the road being a causeway accessible at low tide. Once there though, any thoughts of peaceful contemplation etc were blown away by the huge crowds. Skipping swiftly on past the priory and the castle (not least because we'd forgotten our NT cards), we yomped on to the north of the island which was much more pleasing. Scooby's second Northumberland beach well up to scratch apparently.
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Dunstanburgh Castle and Craster 2016-09-07 Another day, another Northumberland beach for Scooby. A great walk along to the evocative ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle and then the excellent beaches at Embleton Bay. Back via Craster where the famous smoked fish shop / restaurant was advertising an interesting take on Cullen Skink soup. Unfortunately, they were shut at the time...
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Dunbar and Belhaven 2016-09-08 Up to Scotland and to Dunbar. Found a good campsite and Belhaven Bay just to the west of Dunbar. The campsite backed on to Belhaven Bay - another excellent beach walk (not shown on the GPS track) for Scooby - his first Scottish one! Watched a group of Scots getting married on the "Bridge to Nowhere" at Belhaven Bay. Then an evening cliff top walk into Belhaven, past the harbour and then on to The Volunteer for a smoked haddock and mashed potato dinner.
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Scooby's last summer holiday walk 2019-09-23 Your activity description here
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Morthoe Fish and Chips 2021-05-17 First campervan trip of the year. To North Morte Farm as usual. Got lucky with weather - much better than forecast. Out towards Morthoe Point for our fish and chips.
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Warkworth 2016-09-09 Stayed at a lovely campsite just outside Warkworth - Walkmill Campsite - recommended. Walked into Warkworth and had a look at the outside of the castle - my do English Heritage know how to charge! Then tried a couple of the pubs in town. The GPS looks as though it went a little crazy while we were in The Sun in Walkworth - that's understandable as the decor is really something. Not sure how to describe it - maybe a mix between Camelot and your favourite local. Still - surprisingly - a big "thumbs up" from us due to its friendly staff and the (huge) size and quality of our dinner!
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Walkworth to Amble 2016-09-10 As Scooby had seen the signs to the beach when we were in Walkworth the previous day, we had to come back to try the beach out. Unfortunately, as we were heading on later in the day, it meant that we had to be on the beach before low tide. To be fair, Scooby didn't complain too much but the "tennis ball bounciness" was below par compared to the rest of the holiday. Walked as far as Amble looking for a breakfast egg & chips but reluctant to swim across the harbour just for a second breakfast.
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Alnwick 2016-09-10 A short walk around Alnwick, Again, we were too tight to pay the entrance fee for the castle. Mainly we wanted to see "Barter Books" - the second hand book shop in the old train station. An excellent, excellent shop. Long may they flourish after Starbucks, Next and all the others have fallen out of fashion and had a quick bankcruptcy. One can but hope - I could have spent hours in the place!
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Demense Farm In Bellingham 2016-09-10 Heading west, we were back just below Hardrians Wall at Demense Farm campsite in Bellingham. A campsite on another working farm, Lizzie may object to me mentioning that she complained about the cow mooing overnight.
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Kielder Observatory 2016-09-11 Into Kielder Forest and up from Kielder village to Kielder Observatory. Stunning view - but not of the observatory which unsurprisingly looked at little like a wooden box from the outside during the day time,
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Skyside Campsite 2016-09-11 No doggie walk here but an absolutely stunning setting for our anniversary dinner outside a pub in the Lake District. I thought the Lake District was about, er, lakes. This campsite was surrounded by crags and pikes and, let's be honest, mountains. A stunning setting. Now known as Skyfall to Lizzie and Aidan (rather than the slightly more prosaic Skyside).
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Fish and chips in Morthoe 2019-09-21 Walk to Morthoe and the rather nice (and huge) fish and chips. Some other bastard had our seats at the cemetery overlooking Woolacombe Bay.
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Salcombe, Soar and Bolberry 2019-09-08 Walk across fields to Salcombe via aerodrome (with plane landing) Overbecks, steep hills, South sands, North Sands (where Scooby was allowed to swim & do ball chasing). Lunch in Salcombe with rip off fish & chips (definitely paid for the view). Ferry ride back to South Sands (1st ferry trip of many) & ice cream. Long walk back to van -frieindly natives helping with getting past field of cows - mum, calves & some with horns...described as docile. Everyone quite tired!
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Llanddwyn Bay and Island 2016-09-14 The stunning Lllanddwyn Bay on Anglesey at low tide. . A heatwave hit (for one day) and we went along Lllanddwyn Bay with the mountains on Snowdonia in the misty background. On this day, with the heatwave, it was as good as any beach either Liz or I had wandered along anywhere in the world. And it was on Anglesey! Skipping on past most of Ynys LLanddwyn island (dog ban until end of September) we wandered on a little to the next huge bay. Wow!
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Blackthorn Farm 2016-09-14 On to Blackthorn Farm campsite. A nice spot just outside Holyhead,
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Kennexstone Camping 2016-09-15 Down from Anglesey to the Gower Peninsula in south Wales. Kennexstone Camping was a lovely spot on the south west side of the Gower. The camp site and the Gower were so nice we slowed down a bit a stayed for three days,
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Rhossilli and Llangennith beach 2016-09-16 In a holiday of stunning beaches, this was probably the best. Or was that Llanddwyn Bay? I don't know but this was a sure fire entry into Scooby's all time top five set of beaches. Or probably even higher.
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Three Cliffs Bay 2016-09-17 The last of the beaches on Scooby's "Tour Of Britain's Best Beaches". After 1650 miles and 16 days and ten beaches, our final beach was was at Three Cliffs Bay on the Gower. Not quite all to ourselves and there were several thousand people doing a 14 mile walk for Macmillan Nursing.
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West Parley visit 2021-10-22 Camper vanning in West Parley for a meet up with old school friends. Went for a walk down Church Lane past the Multiple Sclerosis day centre and then on to the River Stour. Lots of Whiteley family memories / connections.
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Woolacombe Beach 2019-09-22 Dog on Woolacombe Beach. Dog happy.
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Bolberry Down and Soar Mill Sove 2019-09-07 First day of hols! Whiteley's off to new camp-site near Salcombe - remember for family happiness mobile signal not great for route finding! New camp-site with very friendly owners.Walked to Saw Mill Cove lots of dog swimming & ball throwing. Views of Rame Head (Liz's favourite headland!), Burgh Island & the Eddystone. Expensive pints at newly furbished bar on way back.
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Camel Trail 2019-09-20 Walked from Wadebridge to Padstow and back. Lots of cyclists! Padstow hugely crowded as usual but fine for a pastie and ice cream. Long walk for us - 12.5 miles.
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Birthday dinner at the Devonport 2017-04-08 Liz and the hound took me to the Devonport for a birthday dinner. Down the cliff path from the campsite at Maker Heights to Cawsand.
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Maker to Rame Head 2017-04-09 The usual walk from Cawsand to Rame Head - only slightly longer as we had the campervan up on Maker Heights. A gloriously hot sunny day at the start of April.
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Croyde and Saunton Sands 2017-05-06 From Croyde Bay towards Saunton and then down onto Saunton Sands to give the hound a low tide run about. Think Saunton Sands is might make it into Scooby's all time top three beaches! Some photos from Woolacombe Beach (on the next day) may have snuck in somehow.
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Start Point 2017-06-25 A short walk to Start Point. Makes a change to walk round it rather than sail round it. There was no "inshore passage" while we were there. A camper van trip to Slapton for the night.
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Loe Beach to Flushing 2017-07-08 A paddle along the Fal estuary. Down from Loe beach round the Flushing. Almost ideal weather - light winds and tide with us on the way back.
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Helford Passage to Padagarrack Cove 2017-07-09 With Winguru and the Met Office differing in forecast speed by about two and a half times, we wanted to avoid the possibility of too much incoming tide against the westerly wind. So we had a short paddle from Helford passage down to Padagarrack Cove and then up past Port Navas.
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Bantham and Thurlestone 2021-07-17 A dog walk on a very, very hot day. Even though we took lots of water for the dog (and some for us). Dog (and wife) went in teh sea twice at different beaches to cool down. Scooby less than impressed when Liz splashed water over him to give him some extra cooling,
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Camper van service drop off 2021-04-12 Dropping off the campervan for its annual service and MOT. All went wrong when we couldn't take the bloody StopLock off the van.
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Glastonbury Tor 2019-04-28 Across to Glastonbury and a walk up the Tor. Didn't bother with Glastonbury Abbey - they now want over £8 each to see what Henry VIII's soldiers pulled down. A lot of people being very noisily "spiritual" at the top of the Tor. There was a "Schnauzer convention" on Brean beach.
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Buck's Mills 2017-10-28 A walk along the north Devon coast path. A sod of a hill up out of the Buck's Mill valley and then along the cliff tops through old woodland to Peppercombe.
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Morte Point 2017-10-29 From Lee Bay along the coast path to Bull Point lighthouse and then on around Morte Point. Some big up and downie bits along the way and some scary (for me) cliff top paths! Camera was happy with the sunlight though.
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Brunch at Mylor harbour 2021-07-03 After a couple of days getting up early to get the tides for kayaking, we had a lazy day with a late morning wander down to Mylor Harbour for a late breakfast / early lunch.
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Brean Down 2019-04-27 First time at Brean. The effect of the previous night's height of Storm Helena were plainly visible. A short walk to the end of Brean Down - up a series of very steep steps to get on to the top of the Down. The storm hadn't completely passed - making walking to the end of the Down really quite hard work.
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Portland Bill 2018-04-15 A look round Portland Bill - given that I might just be sailing round it next weekend. We got there after the "slack water" time when its best to sail sound The Bill. It was only about a F3-F4 but at the northern end of our walk there was really no way through for small boats. The waves were starting to break from about 150 yards out and beyond that there were some rather unpleasant looking overfalls (a strong southerly current at that time). No real room to get through between the two. The inshore passage off the very end of The Bill didn't look bad at that time.
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Eype, West Bay and Bridport 2018-04-16 From Eype over high (Jurassic) cliffs to West Bay. About a F4 but southerly so entering West Bay harbour by boat would have been problematic - and a bit bouncy one inside on the outer pontoons. Then up by the Birt River to Bridport. Not sure why the usually excellent South West Coastpath web site (https://www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk/) recommended going into Bridport - just some muddy fields and a housing estate!
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Campervan at Morthoe 2018-04-29 An early season weekend trip up to North Morte Farm at Morthoe. The usual Scooby hound walk along Woolacombe Beach at low tide,
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The Levellers and Maker Height 2018-06-24 A weekend in Cornwall meeting up with Richard T to see the Levellers. Friday night at the Fishermans Arms in Gollant. Saturday at the Eden Project for A Beautiful Day Out with Ginger Wildheart, Dreadzone, Reef, New Model Army and the Levellers. The Levellers were just about as good as I've ever seen them - everyone was dancing! Then Sunday night up on Maker Heights at Rame. Slight disappointment that the usual camping field was closed - meaning the views of Plymouth Sound weren't quite so good. After a couple of pints in the Devonport Arms in Cawsand and drinking wine until it got dark (about 10:00pm), things got messy!
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Mylor to Malpas 2018-07-07 On one of the stunning summer days in 2018 we put the canoe in at Mylor and paddled up towards Truro - getting just a little way past Malpas. Just about everything was great - the tides were as planned, the sun was hot and there was a cooling sea breeze (OK - that had to be paddled back in to on the way back!).
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Helford Paddling 2021-07-02 A change to normal by putting the kayak in the water on the south side of the Helford Estuary (at Helford itself). Explored Frenchman's Creek and then up[ almost as far at Bishop's Quay (but ran out of water at neaps). Lunch at Tremayne Quay. Scooby really not keen on enhancing his swimming skills.
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Godrevy and Trehidy 2019-09-16 Walk along the coast path to Hell's Mouth Cafe. Seafood chowder was excellent again (and the cheesy chips weren't really necessary). Then inland via Trehidy Park (which Liz liked) and then back along a now very misty coast path.
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Woolacombe Beach 2019-04-26 Back to Marine Drive above Woolacombe Beach waiting for a break in the weather to take Scooby for a walk along the length of Woolacombe Beach - his absolute top favourite beach! Ice cream at Pustborough Cafe as usual. Spent the night in teh campervan half way up the hill from the sea at North Morte - so facing directly into Storm Helena from the north west. A very noisy night indeed.
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Polkerris Beach 2018-09-02 Stayed at Penhale camp site near Fowey. A short walk to Polkerris Beach where we knew that dogs were banned but didn't know that the ice cream shop would shut up shop at half four - outrageous!
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Fowey to Megavissey 2018-09-03 A walk down into Fowey and then a ferry from Fowey to Megavissey. On the trip into Fowey the ferry had spotted a large whale and porpoises but no such luck on our trip. From Megavissey, we walked round to Portmellon. The 26 miles wasn't all dog walking - it includes the return ferry distance!
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Rosemullion Head 2018-09-05 A new take on another of Liz's favourite walks - to Rosemullion Head (between the Fal and the Helford). Scooby allowed us to just sit a read for a hour or so while watching the strange floaty things out to sea). Then back via Mawnan Smith with the walk extended a bit as Scooby couldn't be trusted to cross a field full of cows - even on a lead!
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Helford River 2018-09-06 A short walk down to one of our favourite canoeing spots on the Helford - without a canoe this time. This is where Scooby previously learnt to swim just for the fun of it so Liz was keen to take him back for another paddle.
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Gwenapp Head 2018-09-08 Another new take on a favourite walk. From Treen, via St Levans, Porthgwarra and on to Gwenapp Head (just along from Lands End and happily not touched by the awful tat at Lands End). We could see the rain showers getting blown in from the Atlantic - but as they were mostly horizontal it was possible to keep mostly dry by sheltering behind lumps of granite.
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Fal Estuary Paddling 2021-07-01 From Mylor Harbour up past King Harry ferry with lunch on Roundwood Quay and Trelissick. Scooby much happier on the inflatable Sea Eagle kayak.
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Lamorna Cove to Mousehole 2019-09-15 Along from Lamorna Cover on the coast path to the tourist trap that is Mousehole. Extortionate wraps in a cafe. Home across the fields and the ice cream at the cafe in Lamorna.
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Lands End, Sennen and Gwynver Beach 2019-09-14 Had another free day's parking on the extornionate £6 Lands End parking fee. Walked to Sennen and saw lots of yachts doing the "inshore passage" round Lands' End. On to Gwynver beach (because Scooby asked). Ice creams at Sennen and then back to Treen and G&Ts on the cliff top as the sun went down (and the nudists disappeared).
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Perranporth 2018-09-12 No trip to the south west would be complete for Scooby hound without a trip to Perranporth and Woolcombe beaches. So we "did" Perranporth on the Wednesday...
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Rock, Padstow and Stepper Point 2018-09-13 Staying at the rather nice (but rather expensive) campsite directly overlooking Polzeath beach, we drove down to Rock and caught the ferry over to Padstow. Padstow was heaving with tourists as expected (even on a Thursday in the middle of September). We then walked on past the famous Doom Bar and on to Stepper Point (on the west side of the entrance to the Camel Estuary). Then back along the sands of the Doom bar at low water to give Scooby hound a run.
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Mortehoe 2018-09-15 Another one of Liz's favourite walks. From North Morte campsite down to Lee and then up and down the rather strenuous coast path round to Mortehoe Point. The coast path coming up to Morte Point is genuinely scary for someone like me with just a hint of vertigo. Still - survived again!
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Woolacombe Beach 2018-09-16 Last day of our holiday and a quick walk along Woolacombe Beach - Scooby hound would not have been pleased if we'd left without giving him a run along the beach. Met Cathy and Mark S at Putsborough - we were sitting having an ice cream and they were just finishing their first surfing session of the day.
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Rame Head - again! 2018-12-02 The "Tribby" (our camper van) hadn't been moved for a couple of months so we too it on a road trip down to Cornwall. Liz's favourite walk - from Cawsand to Rame Head and back again.
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