According to our satnav it is a 3.75 hour journey without stopping. Being as it was Tuesday and a bank holiday the roads were fairly quiet and the weather was good our travel went quite well. We did stop at a service area just south of Exeter; a surprising place as we didn't expect much, just a drink and loo break but came across an ex-Little Chef with really nice food.We eventually got to Camborne as it was starting to get dark so pretty good run down.
After an early dinner in the pub next door to the hotel we set off for Mousehole and we managed to park quite easily in the pay and display car park just outside the village. Here are some of my photos taken by iPhone and as ever I'm surprised how well the photos turned out.
The streets around the village we light with strings of lights too so it really was a colourful sight. A church in the backstreet had a nativity scene all light up. The whole village really goes to town with their lights.
Not to be outdone the nearest town to Moushole is Newlyn, who had their own lights and a took one of an anchor the side of a building (this photo I took from the car windscreen, so I'm surprised it turned out as well as it did).
We headed back towards Camborne and stopped of at Marazion where we saw St Michaell's Mount lit up not a good pic as the Mount is so far away, but can be seen just right of the We,come sign
We travelled back home the next day but instead of whizzing straight back on the A30, we headed towards Newquay then Bude. There was a sign along the route which took us to Widemouth Bay and stopped briefly to take in the views. Seeing the waves coming in to the coast it was easy to see why this bit of coastline is popular with surfers. We walked a short way along the cliff top and took a few photos. I like this one, taking advantage of the long shadows from the winter sun.
And looking across the other way.
From Okehampton we headed towards Exeter then took the Lyme Regis road back into Dorset. We don't go there often so it was a pleasant walk around the town and the quirky shops there and seeing the sun go down over the Cobb.
It was worthwhile to get away albeit for a short time and lucky to have had such good weather too.