Hi de hi Campers,
It has been far too long, life has somehow, as it does, got in the way of blogging, but finally Richard has treated Little Winnick to a shiny new laptop so the cyber world is my oyster and I can share away with you – so hello, welcome back and let the fun and adventures begin.
First, I should begin, I guess by looking back at the season last year. What a year 2018 was. Remember the long, endless summer that was hot, warm, and went on forever and ever? It was amazing. It helped bring you lovely lot out for long weekends, family get togethers and breaks away. We had lots of off the road and were full throughout the summer. The amazing weather was complimented nicely by the fantastic foody people who brought their talented skills to share with you each night. We had pancakes, pizzas, fish and chips (for a few weeks anyway!), burgers and my favourite, cocktails.
Some seaons you look back and wonder how you did, but this year we have been blessed with a trio of awards to recognise just what we have achieved. The excitment began when we were honoured to recieve Gold in the David Bellamy BHP&HA Conservation Awards. We work hard through the season doing ‘our bit’ for our tiny corner of Cornwall, coupled with our work with local group Three Bays Wildlife Group, this really meant a lot to us as we strive to be be as environmentally aware and responsible as we can.
This was closely followed by being shortlisted in the Cornwall Tourism Award for Caravan and Campsite of the Year 2018. Up against the big boys, we were thrilled to come away with a Bronze and had rather a lovely night out too.
And finally, our third (and the one that makes me smile the most) we have won Platinum in Loo of the Year. I was hoping to get Gold, but to go one further and scoop the top prize, we really were speechless. So there you have it, no longer gold plated toilets….but platinum!
The end of the season was bitter sweet, as we waved goodbye to our much loved Wardens Carol and Mike. The dynamic duo were so much more than wardens to us, they were part of our family, who both Richard and I and our girls will miss terribly. Carol and Mike have returned home to spend more time with their treassured grandson, and we don’t blame them, but we hope to see them back as guests of honour throughout the season as soon as they find their next motorhome!
So, on with 2019. We open in April. Over the winter we are spending time tidying around the site, putting in new electric cables along the river bank side, changing some fences and adding more planting. I would like to say we will finally crack the old swimming pool and turn it into my much talked about garden area….but as time moves on, it is looking unlikely this project will happen this year, instead we might treat it to a new fence. We are planning a weekend camp to celebrate Wild Camp Day and look forward to welcoming our shiny new wardens who have over a decade of experience to bring to the Little Winnick Team.
Bookings are coming in thick and fast, so don’t leave it too late to book – either give us a call or pop on to the online booking and see if your favourite pitch is available. You can call us on 01726 843687. We work outside a lot at the moment, so if we don’t answer leave us a message and we will get back to you asap.
Keep an eye on the blog. Weekly features now will keep you up to date with what is happening when and where around Cornwall. Next week I will be bringing you all the must go to festives, fetes and feasts (as we call them down here). And future blogs will include all favourite family days out, the best beaches and where is best to sample a pasty…busy times ahead!