13th May 2013 St Agnes

We’ve had a couple of days off and as the weather was poor yesterday, we spent a relaxing day in the ‘van culminating in a Sunday roast. However, we’ve been blessed today with a sunny day so we went exploring.

Our first stop was at Perranporth where the beach is very pretty but it is too much of a seaside resort for us.  We prefer smaller, quieter beaches where it has a feel of a village such as St. Agnes where we ended up.

St. Agnes is stunning. It has a wealth of mining history and used to have a harbour there, but it kept getting demolished by the sea! The specific area we visited was Trevaunance Cove and we got talking to a lovely chap called Carlos who has lived in the area for 70 years, who told us a bit about the village and the family who owns most of it.  We’re definite fans of the area and plan to go back to walk some of the coastal path.  The village also have their own website, www.st-agnes.com that has a wealth of information.

It will be somewhere we recommend to our campers this season, along with Padstow.

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On our way back we spotted Healey’s Cyder Farm (www.thecornishcyderfarm.co.uk) so we just had to visit!  They’re situated on the Redruth/Newquay road in Penhallow and have ample parking on site.  The staff are very welcoming and there is lots to do there.  It would be an ideal place to visit, both on a sunny day where you can take a tractor ride into the orchards to see the blossom, or on rainy days where you can take a tour round the working areas of the farm.

The tours range from about £4 up to £11 including lunch so they’re pretty reasonable prices.  You can wander around the press house, bottlery and jam kitchen for free along with visiting the farm animals.  these range from guinea pigs through to shire horses and the cafe serves some wonderful pasties and salads.

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We’re enjoying Cornwall!


About Dean

Angela and I decided that there was more to life than working hard to keep up the payments on the mortgage, to pay the gas, electric, phone bills etc. etc. SO............ In 2008 we sold our house, I initially took a year off (Unpaid) and Angela handed in her notice! We bought a motorhome and set off for a year of travelling! This was the best thing we had done in our lives (Apart from getting married) and we have no regrets. During the year I managed to secure a redundancy package which felt very strange. Almost sad as I had worked for the same company for 19 years (BT). It was always our plan to have a whole year off before thinking about the 'W' word. We began applying to the Camping and Caravanning Club (CCC) for the position of Holiday site assistants in August 2009. After the interview, work experience and induction we were finally given a contract at the CCC site in Inverewe (Scotland). Our plan is to work through the summer in the UK then head to Europe to overwinter before coming back to work the following summer season. Hopefully these few words and our blog will inspire others to get off the hamsters wheel and see that there is more to live than having a house and material things. A cliche I know but this is not a rehearsal, life is too short!!! Since our first contract in Scotland we have worked a winter contract in Oxford (never again!) not Oxford but a winter contract. Hereford for two years, living in a yurt for one! And Cornwall. In between our working we have also travelled a bit. Hopefully this website will give you an insight into our alternative lifestyle. Get out there and live the dream!
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1 Response to 13th May 2013 St Agnes

  1. Isabel says:

    Hello you two! Finally back online, so great to catch up with your news and pics. Looks like you had a bit of sun there today? If so, we are envious as it is throwing it down here! Don’t forget to change your Blogroll details to your lovely new site!

    See you soon xx

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