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  • Day5

    Lost Gardens of Heligans

    June 9 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

    Einst waren diese Gärten die schönsten Englands. Dann überwucherten sie und wurden, man glaubt es kaum, vergessen. Erst kurz vor der Jahrtausendwende wurden sie wiederentdeckt und in ihren viktorianischen Zustand zurückversetzt.

    Bei unserem Besuch hat es der Wettergott leider nicht so gut mit uns gemeint. Freude hatten wir trotz allem beim Durchgehen.
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    Maria Luise Pinter

    Gewaltig da möchte ich auch sein traumhaft 👍👩‍❤️‍👩

    Monika Korosec

    Hier waren wir auch - schade dass das Wetter schlecht war! 🤗



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  • Day6

    The lost Gardens of Heligan

    June 19 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    Ein beeindruckendes Stück Erde das wir hier entdecken durften. Wir haben in unserem Leben noch nie solch tollen und großen Farn und riesige Rhododendron gesehen. Natürlich neben vielen weiteren Highlights ein tolles Ziel wenn man hier mal in der Nähe ist.

    P.S. Notiz an uns selber, wir bauen uns auch solch einen schönen Brunnen in den Garten.
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  • Day5

    Engli‘s Geburtstag

    June 18 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    Heute sind wir auf dem Campingplatz am Heligan Garten angekommen. Nach einer entspannten Wanderung bei bestem Wetter verschlechtert sich das Wetter und wir machen es uns in unserer Kabine gemütlich und feiern hier mit der Live Übertragung des Hurricane Festivals Christines Geburtstag.Read more

  • Day3


    August 24, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Visto che in Cornovaglia questo week-end non si trova posto per dormire decidiamo di tornare nel Devon e troviamo posso per due notti in uno studentato dell'Università di Exeter.
    Invertiamo quindi un po' il percorso di Mademoiselle Champagne e facciamo una prima tappa a Mevagissey, un piccolo paesino dove ci fermiamo a bere un caffè, a fare un giretto del centro dove ci sono dei negozi proprio carini e ripartiamo facendo sempre strade più strette sfiorando il muro sia a destra che a sinistra e mettendo a dura prova le nostre capacità di autiste...Read more

  • Day5

    Pitch 5

    June 4 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Mevagissey you were exactly what was needed. Now time to hit the hay

    Update: so actually I spent the last two hours waiting in these fields to make sure I didn't camp in one with cows in, but it seems like this farmer was playing with his cows all evening long and they ended up in every field. So I just kept going and had some incredible luck just as it was getting dark by finding a tiny ruined brick building on a grass patch just big enough for a tent in a cove below the fields I was on before. I checked tides and everything and everything should be fine so I'm pretty happy with this find and it's finally time for some well earned rest.

    Beauty: 6/10
    Comfort: 5/10
    Dodginess: 3/10

    Day 5 stats:
    Distance: 34.7 km
    Move minutes: 468
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    Tricia Weeks

    Thunderstorms tonight and rain. Hope you’re ok x

  • Day5

    Lost Gardens of Heligan

    May 23, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    2 Stunden hatten wir eigentlich für diesen Garten eingeplant. 4 sind es dann letztendlich geworden. Lost Gardens of Heligan ist extrem weitläufig und vielfältig. Selbst ein kleiner Zoo ist integriert. Wenn man mal kurz nen Garten anschauen möchte, ist von diesem auf alle Fälle abzuraten, da die Wege sehr weit und der Garten streckenweise sehr unspektakulär ist. Insgesamt hat er uns jedoch gut gefallen.Read more

  • Day6


    June 5 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    After finding a well hidden camp spot last night I was in no rush to leave this morning, especially after the progress of the last few days. So I only got back on the path at about 10am. From Mevagissey it became very difficult walking and an absolute rollercoaster with continuous ups and downs for several kilometres. I also had to skirt round the town of Duporth due to a path diversion from fallen cliffs. What's more both my pairs of socks were still wet from yesterday so I was just keen to avoid picking up any blisters. Weirdly I encountered literally noone as well despite this being one of the least remote stretches I've been on yet. Reading that back makes it sound pretty negative but I'm in decent spirits still!Read more

    Tricia Weeks

    Can’t believe how close to the water you camped!!

    JJ Weeks


    JJ Weeks

    it's not guess work to be fair, I knew the waves weren't coming anywhere near me and I wouldn't have and wouldn't ever if I thought they might

  • Day16

    English Summer

    June 25, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    A few weeks ago I was working back late one night when an English colleague asked me why I was still there. I explained that I wanted to get a few things done before I took off to enjoy the English summer. He smiled wryly and replied, "please make sure you tell me what day it was".

    I arrived last week at the height of the heatwave. The radio was issuing public health warnings and advising people to stay cool any way they could. Britain hadn't seen such a spike in hot weather since 1995 (which incidentally I was also here for). And the mercury last week topped 31 degrees, so I did what the locals would do and took a dip in one of the most famous rivers in the world, the mighty Thames.

    Spending the day on Thursday at Royal Ascot in the sun ensured I would come away with a sunburn that could only scream to anyone looking at it that "hey summer is here and I got out there in it". It was to be a carrot dangled so low you would believe it was going to be the great Summer of 17, but reality was about to hit. In the form of a gorgeous coastal national park.

    Exmoor is stunning. I saw it today but camping in England anytime of the year should come with a warning on the box. You can leave home with blue sky above and arrive one hour later to sideways rain. Now living in Melbourne does prepare you somewhat for changes in weather but mother nature UK division is a whole new level. Last night we camped in a beautiful spot surrounded by sheep. We got in around 4pm, set up camp and popped the cork on a lovely bottle of Italian Prosecco with Elderflower. How very English Summer. By 5pm, all three of us had applied every layer of clothing we had with us. You could say, no amount of layers could keep the chill away, but we were not to be defeated. We carried on with the bubbles with only the slight indication of discomfort in the conversation where we discussed whether we really thought it was Prosecco weather or not. After draining the bottle the vote was in. It was red wine or whiskey weather. And we would huddle around the Weber after the BBQ was done.

    Today I woke to the rain washing the Campervan. I looked out the back of the van to the field of sheep and one was standing defiantly against an incredibly strong wind. The sheep was losing and I thought I was about to see my very first sheep blow over or even my first natural sheer with fleece littering the campsite, but the sheep held firm and in the end mother nature gave up and turned on a reasonable day.

    We walked through a stunning gorge to arrive at a chocolate box looking village by the sea. The sky was blue and for a brief minute we could feel the warmth on our backs. We even managed to sit outside while we tucked into the great Devon institution, the cream tea. More about the jam and cream, cream and jam argument another time...

    I am in Cornwall now. A place where beaches and sunshine are the name of the game. The British take their summer holidays there and there is the stoic hope that each year is going to bring a great Summer. I will go to the beach, and I will eat fish and chips. But I will also take a jacket, maybe two. And I will be as determined as the next person to get a touch too much sun, just so it feels like Summer.

    It is too early to answer my colleagues question around what day the summer might be, but I sure hope I get a few more heatwaves while I am here.
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  • Day24


    September 11, 2015 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 61 °F

    We planned a rest stop in the charming little fishing village of Mevagissy. Beautiful fishing boats filled the harbor. It was interesting that the small public toilets were filled, so I suggested that I stand guard and allow the women to use the men's restroom as long as no other men needed it. They found this idea shocking, but a few women finally relented, their line was so long. I saw a sign reading "Mevagissy Wet Fish." I asked the woman at the kiosk about "wet fish." Aren't all fish wet? She told me that this is a common phrase in the British Isles to distinguish fresh fish from dried fish.Read more

  • Day14

    Shipping ports and headlands!

    August 30, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 11 °C

    Nice tour of some pretty shipping ports today. We started off in Looe, Cornish pasties for breakfast, then on to Polperro for coffee. Had some delicious mussels in Charslestown. Walked out to the Dolman Peninsula when we'd had enough of people for a while. We weren't exactly dressed for a hike but it wasn't to far or too strenuous. Beautiful views over the coast from there. Took a bit of a shortcut coming back through a field full of gorgeous Dexter cows. Well we thought they were all cows until this big black bull came around the corner. Luckily he was more interested in one of his lady friends and we hightailed it before he got concerned about his privacy.

    Finished the day in Mevagissey for icecream so and fish and chips. You see a theme here. I think we tried all of Cornwall's favourites!
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