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Summer Road Trip – Diary – Day Five-Tintagel, Port Isaac & Sennen Cove.

It’s been a busy day today. Lots of walking involved. Our First Stop Tintagel Castle.

After seeing some posts on instagram of the views from the top of the castle and my dad saying we really should visit the new bridge I decided to add it as a stop off.

We packed up early and set off – No time for breakfast today. We had it once we got parked up. That’s the good thing about motorhome life.

Tintagel Castle

We parked up and made our way to the entrance. You can buy tickets to the island at the top of the hill as well as at the bottom. we were quite early in the day and queues were minimal. Then we headed down the hill. Be warned it is very steep and we had decided not to take the pushchair as I wasn’t sure if it was pushchair suitable. There is a landrover service to get you down the hill and back up again. It’s pretty inexpensive too. We actually used it on the way back up the hill.

At the bottom there is a shop and cafe toilets and ticket office. Then you can either head up to the castle at you allotted time slot or down to the beach which is only accessible during low tide. You only need a ticket for the caste and to cross the bridge. When we got there it had just turned high tide so the beach was off our list today.

Getting to the top of the steps to cross the new bridge was quite a challenge again there is a slope if you want to take a pushchair or wheelchair. Mason Our littlest boy twin managed most of the steps up. I’m quite pleased as I thought I might fall if I had to carry him up.

The view from the bridge is well worth it. I think I’m slowly conquering my fear of heights. Over to the castle The kids thought it was great almost like a “real life minecraft”

On to stop number 2 of the day Port Isaac. A must for Doc Martin fans. Again the car park for motorhomes is a walk away from the town and its down quite a steep hill. down the hill is full of pretty little shops and cafe. The beach was full of people enjoying the sunshine. Splashing in sea and rock pools. We only lasted a few minutes of splashing as its rocky underfoot.

We did however managed to climb back up a hill to the doc’s house. Where a few were taking photos.

Sennen Cove

On to our fourth Campsite of the trip. This time it’s Sennen Cove.

This site seems a lot more friendly than the last. Although its still caravan and camping there are still rules to follow but it just seems a lot more child friendly.

On to Saturday and its time for lands end I think today we are heading out on a bus to save trying to park up our motorhome.

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Nina, Chris & The Kids x

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Summer Road Trip – Diary – Day Four – Bude

Well today has had its challenges. There have been lots of meltdowns by both toddlers and a big boy.

Today I changed our plans a little we were going to an adventure garden but in light of Jessica the last few days we thought maybe just a short trip today.

That took us back into Bude and while Chris had a quick work call I took the kids for waffles and a hot chocolate at a great little beach side diner. Outside the diner was a play area the kids enjoyed playing together while i finished my latte.

Still waiting for daddy to finish his call we decided to have a little play on the beach stacking stones.

Once Chris had done we walked a little way into and through town to another play park (I’ve said before we are touring the world play park to playpark.) It was then time for lunch which we found at the side of Bude Canal.

Once we got back to our campsite I thought that we were going to get a nice long nap time but just as I settled into my usual naptime routine of editing and watching amazon prime they woke up and boy did they wake up.

The Tantrums then started. So we headed back to the beach from yesterday.

The beach really is a great tonic for most things. We all had a great time splashing in the rock pools.

Thank goodness for the beach.

On to day Five and in true belly up Spencer style I’ve booked us into another campsite tonight so that means traveling on bank holiday Friday!

Fingers crossed for a stress free trip!

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Nina, Chris & The Kids x

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Summer Road Trip – Diary – Day Three – Bude

I usually write my diary in the evening however I think maybe I felt a little travel sick yesterday as last night I felt a little dizzy.

We woke and headed to the showers These are not the camp showers I remember as a child these had underfloor heating and were so clean and fresh looking.

After our showers it was time for a bacon buttie which took a lot longer to cook that it did to eat.

After breakfast had been consumed we packed up ready to head to our next camp. I said yesterday I wish I had booked a couple of nights at this site as it was really nice and friendly and not far from a lovely beach.

On the road again we navigated some narrow roads and decided that maybe we need to download a sat nav that is tailored for wider vehicles. That’s better no more standoffs with other drivers.

Bude

We arrived in bude early for campsite check in so headed into bude. There was a great car park full of other Motorhomes even one from the same hire company.

The kids go out and immediately ran on to the grass area to fly their kites. All apart from jessica who decided she would head back to bed. Shes still not great with this traveling thing.

I made a bit of lunch, Well sandwhiches and picky bits then we went to explore the beach. Jessica only lasted a couple of minuites before chris took her back while the others played in some little rock pools.

On To Camp

This is our first camping and caravanning club stay and as such I felt a little concerned that our kids may be a little too much for this club site.

No ball games, no kites, etc. The site was quiet and although there was evidence of children around there wasn’t a sound or sight of them. Not until our lot arrived anyway.

Now onto lidl to pick up some more supplies our motorhome kitchen isn’t really big enough to store more than a couple of days of food for our hungry kids.

On the way back we found a beach front carpark I think we might head there tonight too. The kids explored the beach I fashioned some hot chocolate from milk and a bar of chocolate at Jakes request.

This would have been my dream parked by the beach cuppa in hand watching the kids play but Jessica is still feeling a bit fragile and mason seems to be constantly screaming so im feeling a bit anxious and stressy at times.

On to day Four…………

Nina, Chris & The Kids x

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Nina, Chris & The Kids x

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Summer Road Trip – Diary – Day Two – Wookey Hole

We woke this morning quite early considering the lack of sleep due to excited kids and rain pounding on the roof of the Motorhome.

But even so waking up “On Camp” Is a great place to wake up early.

If we could just get the kids to communicate at an acceptable volume for pre 8am camp life.

Wookey Hole

Today’s adventure was a trip to the famous Wookey Hole Caves.

The 50,000 year old caves were once home to animals, humans and thought to be home to a witch too.

I was a little apprehensive that the kids wouldnt enjoy the tour but even Jake commented that he was having fun.

The cave tour is quite an adventure with low rocks that you have to bend under and wet footways to navigate.

Our guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining telling the story about how the caves came about and how they were used as well as guiding us through the walkways safely. The cathedral like views inside are well worth the trip.

Once you have wandered through the cave it’s time to navigate through the other activities like the old fashioned seaside pier style arcade. There is also a mammoth soft play area. I think had we got to the soft play before lunch it may have been a little less hectic. By the time our little two had climbed around in the caves though they were a little tired overwhelmed by how busy soft play was. To be honest they weren’t on their own.

Camp Site Number 2

On to our second camp of the trip and this time we are staying at Warcombe Farm. We arrived and checked in and the lady told me she actually was originally from the town near us! It’s a small world.

This site is lovely and I wish we were stay a bit longer to be honest. We have a huge pitch with BBQ stand and picnic table. and there is views of the sea too.

We had thought about heading to Woolacombe beach which is nearby but Jessica is really not well and has been asleep on and off since we set off from Wookey hole.

While Jessica slept this evening I did some photo editing the rest of the gang watched a movie.

Fingers crossed for a good night’s sleep.

Nina, Chris & The Kids x

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Summer Road Trip – Diary – Day One

As I type this we are driving down the motorway heading down to our first campsite of our summer road trip.

I think in hindsight I should have maybe asked to pick up the motorhome earlier in the day and left our home before breakfast as on the way to pick it up we had a car sick toddler explode somewhere on the A1.

A quick stop off at leicester services was made to wash out her clothes and snuggle teddy as well as take the rest of the bunch to the loo.

We arrived at our Motorhome rental just after the allotted 2pm time slot however thankfully due to it being the summer holidays they were busy anyway.

After being shown our Motorhome we headed out onto the open road.

Another stop off was made this time to sainsburys to get some food for dinner. This was mistake number two of our day.

Once we had all eaten we headed out onto the road again just 10 minutes in I though the little twins had fallen asleep when explosion number two happened.

Goodness this road trip is going to be fun if the travel sick toddler is anything to go by.

We arrive at our campsite for the evening a little later than anticipated gone 9pm actually.

A lovely lady at Bucklegrove checked us in for the night and was really helpful even though we were well passed closing time.

Now it’s bedtime finally – Though unfortunately it looks like the little lady’s travel sick maybe a little more than just travel sick.

Fingers crossed we all manage at least a few hours before tomorrow.

Nina, Chris & The Kids x

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