The Battenberg Limited!

by Dan Merchant-Jones | Sunday 2nd November, 2008

The Battenberg Limited!

I was 30 back in July and my wife surprised me by booking up Battenberg for October Half Term! Like most I have had a long festering desire to get behind the wheel of an VW bus and so was getting excited to an almost unfathomable degree by the time the day came to pick up Battenberg. After dropping the car off and getting a whistle stop tour around the inside of the camper and some belting driving tips (My favourite being \"Compared to a modern car it won\'t feel like there are any brakes\" delivered with a sardonic smile... received by me with a gulp!) we were off. Cruising down the A30 towards Cornwall on an adventure. It was great to drive, I had no worries getting used to the drum brakes or the little windscreen wipers (However on a particularly stormy night I would suggest staying in for the sake of your own sanity!). We had an amazing time. Stayed in some great campsites in Padstow, St Ives (Cliff top campsite called Ayr which was so windy I felt like I had been dropped in a barrel that was being beaten with wet towels. But the views and showers more than made up for it!). Also we found a great campsite in Bodinnick Near Fowey called Penmarlam... got there in awful weather desiring only two things... Not getting stuck in the quagmire that the other campers had parked in and going to the pub. The field was fine and the pub... The Old Ferry Inn was five minutes away! Ace. Final word I promise... the campsite near Tavistock that everyone talks about is great. That\'s where my picture is from, we had an entire field to ourselves... not sure whether that was through some action of mine or not! There was another O\'Connors Camper there showing off on a hard pitch but I loved our pitch just the same! Also the Peter Tavy Inn 10-15 mins on foot from the site was brilliant. Good food and lovely booze! Thanks again to all at O\'Connors! We are left with huge smiles and the enduring image of Mr O\'Connor himself holding court with a cup of tea amongst a large group of antipodean ladies... Smile all round!


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on Sunday 2nd November, 2008
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