This weekend we were absolutely bushed. On Sunday we pulled up the blinds, read the paper and in between reading and eating a lovely Sunday dinner, we slept! This week has been a real challenge as we didn’t realise how different the site becomes during the summer holidays.
Some people seem to have packed everything for their holidays except their manners, but we were pleased to see that most people were just excited about their holiday. We have taken on board the ‘48 hour’ rule where you never judge anyone until two days have elapsed, and it has proven true this weekend.
Monday we ventured out onto the mental roads of Cornwall and headed for Bodmin Gaol. The weather had broken and we were forecast heavy rain so we instigated our wet weather programme.
It costs £7.50 per adult and was an interesting visit as it explained the history surrounding the death penalty and how it was delivered. The severity of the crimes for which death was the sentence were quite minor given the standards of today, with transportation being the other option. Fancy being sent off to Australia for ten years for stealing a chicken because you were starving!
Then we took a trip on the Bodmin and Wenford Railway, tickets costing £12 return. The station has been restored to reflect the 1950s and is situated on the trackbed of the former Bodmin and Wadebridge Railway, opened in 1834 (www.bodminrailway.co.uk).
They have many special events during the year, including a Steam Gala and Real Ale festival that we may visit early September.