It's an early start to the day and we're dressed, fed and watered and ready to set off to our next destination - Looe club site, Cornwall. Jenny set off first and her 1985 T25 burst into life at the first turn of the key and she and Jobey set off. Major Tom on the other hand was a little more hesitant to start but eventually, he fired up and we followed not far behind. Again, I got up to my usual habit of making a meal out of the journey and somehow ended up nearly boarding a ferry, while at the same time nearly running fuel (again!) and to top it off nicely - being desperate for the toilet! Eventually, though, we made it to Looe - albeit a few hours late! By the time we got there, Jenny had been waiting for a couple of hours and had already settled in, had something to eat and had a dip in the pool! Having already experienced our first couple of nights at a Caravan and Motorhome Club site, we had an idea of what to expect for Looe. The site was beautiful, with mostly grass pitches which were often nestled under tall trees.
The Looe site was far less commercial and a much quieter site than Hillhead. As before, the welcome we received was top notch and we were given a spot right opposite the outdoor pool and the reception area, though, it also happened to be right next to the main entrance of the site and there was a fair bit of traffic coming and going. We were also a long way away from the toilet block and I even had to take the drastic measure of reducing my beer consumption as the run to and fro was getting a bit much!! We soon realised that these sites were designed for the motorhomes and caravans who all have their own toilets and showers etc anyway. We were a little surprised that the swimming pool area didn't have any toilets or showers though.
If you live in the UK or know anything about the UK, you'll be aware that the weather isn't usually that great! We don't seem to have summers, we just have the odd heat wave and then it goes back to the usual wet and windy! It just so happens that we had one of these rare heat waves whilst we were at Looe and we didn't waste any time in getting ourselves to the nearby beaches and over the next couple of days, this is what we did. It was bliss. Sun, sea and sand - perfection!
The next day, Quinton, Montague and I went exploring and found another beach down a very steep hill, just a little further along the coast north of Looe - Talland Bay. It's a lovely little beach which has a small car park and a stream running through the middle into the sea. The boys played for hours, searching the rock pools for sea creatures, paddling, and building little pools for the stream to fill up. It's probably about a 20 minute drive from Looe (if that) and it was well worth it - but we did worry a little about getting back up the hill!
That pretty much concludes our stay at Looe - next stop Hurn Lane, Somerset! Thank you ever so much for reading! Please keep a look out on our YouTube channel for the video edit of our stay here! Or if you'd like to visit Looe, take a look at their website here!
I've also put some other photos from Looe into a gallery below.