Down South, England 45.018261 -74.728577
Our new favourite place, for more reasons than just the scenery. We started our trip early and made our way down the country for our recent trip down south.
We arrived at one of the most picturesque sites we’ve seen, with nothing but fields for miles, we arrived early so took a small wander around the lovely quaint town of Port Isaac. It started spitting and found ourselves munching on a pasty before we knew it. After a short walk around the edge of the town along the seafront it was time to go and pitch up.
The site of Rosebud Farm Touring Park is very welcoming and being adults only made the stay very quiet and peaceful. Peaceful isn’t however a word I would use for evenings, the wind picked up and nearly blew us away. The tent was a little leaky but after the first night we had lovely weather for the majority of our stay. The amenities were well looked after and made for a comfortable camping experience.
Our first full day in Cornwall lead us to Tintagel Castle. A wonderful place with a blue water beach in the cove of the island that the castle sits upon, we walked for hours and sat right up at the top of the cliff and looked down on the waves crashing against the rocks beneath us. It was at this point I felt the time and place was perfect to ask my travel buddy and best friend to be with me forever.
We got engaged! Admittedly I got a little nervous and opened the box upside down, but nevertheless it was perfect. I’m glad she said yes because we had the rest of the week to go on adventures and would have been rather awkward. The sun was blaring down on us as we made our way up the steps to the castle ruins, at the top, Sara got a little too close to the edge for comfort as I shuffled to the cliff side. We looked out to the sea and took our first snaps together as an engaged couple. We got back and enjoyed a bottle of bubbly in our camping cups which couldn’t have been more ‘us’.
The next day we decided on an attraction and visited Bodmin Jail, a prison with a horrible history with stories about its past inmates, with haunting tales about children in for petty crimes along with the torturous activities that went on. After this went for a nice meal in a pub in the centre of the town before we bought an electric kettle as our whistling kettle had ceased to whistle any longer.
A day later and our visit to Cornwall had come to end, but the party hadn’t stopped here, we then made our way up to Devon. But we’ll leave that for the next instalment! All in all we can safely say that Cornwall will be a place that we will come back to for many years, it now holds value to us and a shared memory. With plenty more to see down there, I cant wait to go and explore more.
Rosebud Farm Touring Park