Sunday, 24 June 2012

Ferry to the Isles - Thurs 21st June 2012

We packed our camping gear in the dry Exeter Services (lorry park) and were very pleased as the rain came in as we drove west. Our plan was to stop over on the Penzance car park – we had seen other motorhomes do this in the past. On this occasion we were the only van, parked near the harbour right under a helpful light. This turned out to be the spot where the local lads congregated in their cars! They had gone by 11.30pm and we settled to a good night's sleep and a £2 parking fee!
Soon morning arrived with the sound of a crane at work, lifting a small yacht into the harbour.

This was our prompt to pack the duvet and last things and move onto the quay to off-load our gear, then park the motorvan in the Cattrans secure parking for our 4 week stay on the Isles. We took a lot of gear – but then 4 weeks is also a long time! Home from home so to speak, or is that van to tent?!
The container of passenger luggage goes aboard

We last did the ferry crossing in May 2007, the excitement remains the same with iconic views of Penzance and St.Michael's Mount.

The iconic St.Michael's Mount - to be visited later this summer?

We had been up at 6, now the hooter signalled our 9.15am departure.
We're on our way!

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