My heart was pounding as the camper van arrived to meet me at Falmouth station, it felt like all my Christmases had come at once. The VisitEngland Facebook fans had decided to call her Rosie and you can see why. Rosie is even more impressive in real life, her brightly coloured artwork dazzled in the sunshine and her impressive interior is colour co-ordinated with red and white curtains, cushions and flooring, gorgeous! All my nerves about driving her melted away and I couldn’t wait to get behind the wheel!
Queen of the Road
Rosie is both a pleasure and a challenge to drive but a few laps of the car park with Penny from O’Connors Campers soon put me at ease. I was mastering those higgledy piggledy gears in no time and so I waved goodbye to Falmouth and set off to Sennen Cove camp, grinning like a Cheshire cat all the way.
I was greeted at the site by the unmistakable aroma of fish and chips and was tempted to join the queue of campers for my Friday night feast but I figured I better get in to the camping way of life and get to grips with the facilities that Rosie has to offer so I rustled up some pasta and watched the sun turn bright orange over the Cornish Riveria, thinking to myself, ‘this is the life’.
So far Cornwall is everything I was promised it would be and more, the scenery is breathtaking and the atmosphere is full of anticipation as the locals prepare for the start of the Olympic Torch Relay tomorrow. I’ll be catching up with the torch and some of its bearers at the Eden Project, a place I’ve been really looking forward to visiting, hopefully I’ll get chance to try a Cornish pasty too.
I hope the sun continues to shine for all the supporters who will be lining the streets from Lands End to Plymouth Hoe. If you’re there I do hope you’ll give me a wave if you see me tootling by.