Last weekend we visited St Austell, but to our disappointment it didn’t live up to expectations. We incorrectly thought it was a coastal town but it isn’t, so next time we’ll go to St Austell Bay and visit the right place!
However, we did spend a lovely day Sunday on the beach at Watergate Bay. The weather here has been glorious with temperatures in the mid 20s so the campsite has steadily been getting busier. We’ve all been getting out during the day, either weeding, edging, painting and mowing, in between pitching the campers and cleaning.
The team here is really good (though we say so ourselves) as we’re all out working. There’s nobody sat in the office all day or cherry picking what jobs they’re going to do. The managers are fair and consistent, which helps while we’re learning how a club site works again. We need to refresh our memory of some procedures and policies, but we’re enjoying our time here.
Although there are two toilet blocks (plus the disabled block) the cleaning takes less time than our last site at Hereford. Both couples share the cleaning every day, with up to eight checks a day. It is easy when you’re all out and about, as every now and again one of you pops in and tidies as you go – less chance of any nasty surprises.
The area is getting busier so we’re constantly seeing holiday makers walk past the site on their way down to the beach. Most people are here on holiday and are up for having a good stay, with lots of them extending. Not just once, but three or four times – we must be doing something right! The weather has nothing to do with it..
On our days off we’re making sure at least one day we visit an attraction in the area, courtesy of the free passes Angi (manager of site) negotiated with the local advertising firm. As mentioned before, we spent the day on the beach only to be escorted back by Al and Hamish, the Scottie.