A week in Ordell

by Ian Dally | Wednesday 23rd September, 2009

A week in Ordell

Just returned from a week with Ordell. What a great week, helped by the fantastic weather (sun tan in mid Sept!!) which according to the \'team\', it was the best week all summer. Took a while to get used to driving Ordell, to start with I thought I would have a better chance of getting 6 numbers in the Lotto than finding second gear! Had a couple of little problems during the week (well the same problem twice) but it didnt delay us, and Pete kindly came out to us to fix it. We started by sleeping in the roof, as it looked to me bigger, however we found that in mid Sept it was pretty chilly at night and were cold in the night. So reverted to the \'rock\'n\'rolla\' for the remainder of week. Pain in the **se moving all the gear around but worth it, much more cosy. We mainly stuck to the north coast of Cornwall, Padstow is lovely, as is Rick Stein\'s fish and chips (not that pricey either), cycled the Camel Trail too, then onto Porth near Newquay. Porth Beach Tourist Park was great, facilities excellent, beach is wonderful. Then down to Marizion to St Michaels Mount, then stayed at Tintagel (Headland something or other camping park), visiting Port Isaac, Tintagel castle and then onto Boscastle - what a lovely place this is! Last night was at the Fox & Hounds near Lydford on the A386. Easy to get back to base, lovely food in the pub, nice field to the rear, absolutely rubbish facilities though! I got the hang of 2nd gear in the end, and once you get in the campervan mindset, its fairly easy drive. We had a fantastic time, loved Cornwall and the campervan experience. And what nice friendly bunch of people at O\'Connors. Thanks.


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on Wednesday 23rd September, 2009
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