Always nice to have a family get-together and this one to celebrate two birthdays Katherine and David. It was good that Aiisha could explore our new play park in the village which seemed to go down well….and from there an easy transfer to the Amusement Centre in Looe with more rides and the opportunity taken to win two unicorns.The beach was good too with Aiisha dressed for the weather and David apparently fearful..A Birthday cake at home was well received.Next day, a Sunday, we were off to Falmouth for a proper Birthday meal. We parked by Kimberley Gardens with its even better play park……..which even pleased some of the adults…… A nice place to live here with its Edwardian houses….Very big fish in the pond too…Our meal was at the Star and Garter winner of Best Foodie Pub in the South West by Food Magazine. Great views.Post lunch some light exercise on Gyllngvase beach. A nice day all round. On the following day we went to Lydford Gorge in North Devon, lots of steps through woodland, to see the 30m White Lady waterfall We then wandered along the trail (this goes from one NT cafe to another!)…..a beautiful walk…..with the occasional rapids and falls…in parts it is quite narrow with a deep drop and the handrails then prove useful. and at one point there is a ‘money bench’ with inserted coins of all ages and descriptions…….I must admit I am easily impressed sometimes, but all of us were agreed it was a magnificent walk and worth repeating.On the last day we went to the climbing wall at Looe which said it would be open but wasn’t. We took the opportunity then to have a look round the Sardine Factory which tells you all about the history of Looe particularly as a sardine centre, and Katherine told us that it was very similar to the one in L’Escala. Now where am I?Next stop was Victoria services to fill up with lpg and there we found that the Climbing Centre was absolutely terrific and more than made up for our disappointment in Looe. I thought four and a half year old Aiisha was astonishing and totally unfazed. maybe a new long-term hobby for her?
I might, just might, try this climbing business for myself sometime and see if I can allay my fear of heights.