Turquoise clay lakes and tropical sand banks | Cornwall

While taking a birds eye flight across England, with the help from google earth, I discovered an area in the Cornish countryside that had turquoise lakes. They looked just like milky blue glacial fed lakes but I knew that was impossible so I did some research. It turns out they were clay mines and the…

Basking seals and thatched houses | Roseland, Cornwall

We decided to explore Roseland, a lesser visited region in southern Cornwall and to get there we took a chain-ferry across a river estuary. A sign had the different prices: car or van £7 campervan or motorhome £10. Helga is actually very tiny compared to the big Mercedes sprinter vans that everyone seems to be…

Kynance Cove and the Lizard Peninsular | Cornwall

We didn’t know much about the Lizard Peninsular, although I think that’s the case for most places we’re visiting in England as we are yet to buy a guide book. All I knew was it was home to Kynance Cove which is said to be one of Cornwalls most beautiful beaches. The bottom of the…

Lands End and St Michael’s Mount | Cornwall

Lands End marks Britain’s most south westerly point, a claim to fame that seems a little ridiculous really as it’s not the most westerly or southern point, it’s just making up its own rules. But alas it’s become a very popular landmark and people like to cycle the route from John O’ Groats in Scotland…

Exploring the northern coast of Cornwall

The sea was still rough and covered in white caps from the storm so we headed south to Newquay to do some chores like laundry and fill up our gas. I was surprised how basic the town was, it just looked like a normal British high street with the usual tacky shops. I guess I…

Exploring Cornwall’s Best Beaches

A nasty storm was due to hit the whole south west of England but we had two days of glorious sun before it arrived so we headed for the coast. We made an early start as it was bank holiday weekend and we wanted to try and find a free parking space. We headed towards…

Sunsets, Snakes and Wild Horses | Bodmin Moor and Tintagel

We crossed into Cornwall for our first time and did a few chores in Bude which took forever because so many people wanted to compliment Helga. It’s like having a bloody Lamborghini with how much attention she gets. First a young couple pulled over to ask questions about her, then an old chap came for…

Clovelly and the Hartland Peninsula | Devon

Clovelly is a harbour village on the north coast of Devon which has been privately owned by the Hamlyn family since 1738. The family rents out the houses to normal folk, giving a thorough interview beforehand to check their suited to the community. They also charge visitors £8 to park and enter the village! It’s…

Exploring North Devon | England

Once we exited Exmoor we continued along the coast and headed for a beach I wanted to visit. We prefer to try and find free parking and just walk a little further, so that’s exactly what we did – parking up in the quaint village of Berrynarbor. Signs declared it the winner and runner up…

Incredible coastal hikes in Exmoor National Park | England

We chugged our way from the bottom of the valley all the way up to the rolling pastures. A winding lane led us to a carpark high above the sea where we hoped to camp for the night without any trouble. The view was incredible so after taking some photos we set off on our…