Saturday 8 August 2020

Cornwall in a Camper with goboony

 Cornwall is a dream, the gorgeous beaches, laid back locals, amazing indie shops and eateries. It gives me so much joy and happiness, feeling free & happy, at home but ready to explore.

Finally, after lockdown, it was time to head back to my favourite place, this time with Dobby, the white VW Camper that was hire through goboony

Cornwall in a Camper with goboony

goboony is the perfect place to find campers & motorhomes to hire, all around the country. With so many options, there's such a range of vans that are dog friendly and ready for adventure whenever you decide to explore. Mostly hired out by private individuals around the UK and beyond, ready to share their campervans with those who wish to adventure.

"Home is Wherever The Camper is"

Our gorgeous camper could seat & sleep four people, and the perfect size for two humans and two hounds.

Cornwall in a Camper with goboony

This trip, we headed to North Cornwall, which is truly where my heart is! A lovely campsite over looking Trevellas Cove, next to St Agnes. Being close to Perranporth and a short drive from the Newquay area, it was a great base and able to explore and visit some gorgeous places. 

The campsite was dog friendly, and we saw many other paws [including a baby cocker, I almost died!] We used the walking field and locked gate every morning & evening, being allowed to take the dogs off the lead there was perfect- and it had the best views.
The rules regarding Covid were strict, but maintained well and meant everyone was kept safe. Not once did I worry about using shared facilities with the measures they'd introduced. 

The trip was a mix of amazing beaches, fun walks and also just peace and calm. Not having to get anywhere or do anything, do what we wanted and making sure the dogs had the best time.

I got to try out my new ACAI trousers on the trip too, which perfect for a dog holiday wardrobe. I went for a size 16 and they're great for me, but if you're between sizes then size down for sure. The khaki colour works well for most of my muted and darker dog walking clothes to pair them with. They're super comfy, as well as being shower resistant and breathable- meaning they're perfect for getting outdoors with the dogs, whilst still looking good. The stretch holds everything in well, but isn't too tight and uncomfortable, great for outdoorsy dog mums.Cornwall in a Camper with goboony

Highlights from our Cornwall in a Camper trip 
Human & Hound pizza at Wet Dog Pizza
- Swimming in Constantine Bay rock pools with Sev & Lily
- Napping in a lay-by over looking Bedruthren Steps
- Watching the sunset from the back of the camper 
- Doggy ice cream from Pavilion Ice
- Breakfast at Beach Hut at Watergate Bay

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Cornwall in a Camper

Having the chance to explore and park anywhere, was really something that was enjoyed. Being able to fully unwind, whilst being in the most gorgeous locations. A few times we stopped at lay-bys or parking areas and opened the back doors with the bed down and enjoy a cup of tea whilst seeing the waves splash and the dogs snooze. 
Even if you drive around Cornwall a lot, being in a camper gives you something extra, some sort of excitement, enjoying the small things.

Dobby the campervan, from Happy Days Camper Hire, was perfect for road tripping. With an option to sleep "upstairs" or down [in the main van] and with the option to push the roof up, giving more space for living. The hob was used to make many morning cups of coffee as well as some breakfast too. The fridge was also used a lot, especially for Sev and Lily's Butternut Box dog food

Cornwall in a Camper with goboony

Tips for campervanning with dogs

-Plan & prebook your campsites
You don't have to know everything exactly, but it's much easier knowing what campsites are dog friendly and have them booked in advance
- Organise the van
This is a great tip with or without dogs, knowing where everything is and having a place for everything is so handy on a campervan trip. Some vans will have more storage or space then others. Have anything you might need at hand, easy to grab if you need to without worrying where anything is
-Keep your routine as much as possible
This will help with taking your dog on any holiday, keeping to the same time they eat, bringing blankets or beds from home and making sure they eat the same food will all help relax them into something new
-Remember the dogs
I think we all [as humans] want to do certain things, but we need to remember to always think about the dogs. It's totally okay to take trips or holiday without them [so I'm told!] but when you've decided to take a dog friendly trip with your dog, a lot of it will revolve around them, what they can do and what they're comfortable with. This might mean stopping more often when driving, only staying at the beach for a couple of hours or changing place to make sure the dogs are settled and exercised

This trip is in collaboration with goboony; all thoughts are our own

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