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Thursday, 30 April 2009


Headline: Staying unsettled, some improvement for the weekend. . Today: Rain, some heavy will gradually clear eastwards through the day, finally clearing the region late afternoon. Turning brighter behind with the occasional light shower. Feeling cool. Maximum temperature 13 °C. . Tonight: Dry overnight, winds will be light and from the west to northwest. Cool overnight with variable amounts of cloud, some clear spells mainly across Cornwall. Minimum temperature 6 °C. . Friday: A bright start on Friday but becoming cloudier throughout the day and rain spreading in from the west by the evening apart from the far east. Maximum temperature 17 °C. . Outlook for Saturday to Monday: Becoming more settled, Saturday and Sunday daytime look to have the best of the brightness, Monday dry but cloudy. .


Fourteen (98!) years old today. . . Can you guess what it is yet? . . Anybody got a tin opener? Still Top Dog, two walks a day, all his own teeth and a winning way with postmen. Happy Birthday Sooty! .


Clearly I did!
Following last years over-ordering catastrophe (order should have read 12 pies...not 12 doz pies, see Bogwall Bugle Edition 3), I have been steadily munching my way through the surplus...Trouble is, how do you recycle 144 pie tins?
Here's an idea.
Getting the tyres to fit is a nightmare !
Anyone got the number for weightwatchers?

Wednesday, 29 April 2009


We have very limited holiday caravan hire availability left for this summer:
Week commencing 9 May (2 caravans available) - £210 per week fully inclusive
Week commencing 30 May (2 caravans available) - £260 per week fully inclusive
Week commencing 4 July (1 caravan available) - £310 per week fully inclusive
then we are fully booked through to 29 August.
We still have touring pitches available for most of the summer, but nearly all the hook-ups have gone for August. Remember, we don't overcrowd or double-book, so a reservation is essential at busy times (and this summer looks like being a good one).
Full details on the website where you can check availability and book -on-line.


Its National Camping and Caravanning Week – 23 to 29 May 2009! . . . Lots of events, competitions and special a 'Camping Audit'... . Campers across the UK can show support for their favourite pastime by taking part in a National Audit, as part of National Camping and Caravanning Week. . When will the Audit be taken? Figures will be taken for people camping across the UK on the night of Saturday 23 May. . How do we register for the Audit? Telephone the freephone number 0800 13 83 248. Phone lines will open from midnight on Friday 22 May. Callers will be asked for the number of campers they would like to register, which will then be put towards the overall count. . When and how will we find out the results of the Audit? They will be published on the Blogwall Bugle of course! . (PS You don't have to wear matching anoracks to be counted!) .


...and that's just what they'll do! . . How about walking a beautiful part of Cornwall with an experienced guide? . Check out the WalkIt Cornwall website for some great days out. You could use your new boots from BCH Camping and the maps you won from UK's all beginning to come together for a great time in Cornwall! .


Here's a chance to win OS Explorer Maps! . . Simply write a review for UK Campsite at . Throughout 2009, the lucky winners of each 'Review of the Month' will win three OS Explorer Active Maps of their choice. To have a chance of winning, simply submit a review of a campsite or caravan park you've visited. . Along with the Review of the Month, Ordnance Survey are offering users 20% off OS Explorer maps Just visit . Why not review Lower Treave? .

Friday, 24 April 2009


New boots all round. In our family, everybody gets treated, if I have new boots, the truck has to have new boots!
Mine are a rather splendid pair of Berghaus Explorer Treks (goretex, Flex Groove...blah, blah, blah...) from probably the best camping shop in the world...BCH Camping of Trowbridge, Chippenham and Bath. If you're serious about camping, and loads of other stuff too, then you need to visit BCH. The staff are friendly, helpful and actually know about camping (I trained one of them myself for 18 years). They also do mail order and have a great website at where they are currently giving 20% discount on your first internet order! Go on...get yourself some new know you want to! The truck on the other hand will shortly be sporting a new set of wheels and tyres. I say new...but in line with our re-cycling policy, I have decided to try remoulds. I did a bit of research on the net, and we chuck a phenomenal quantity of used tyres into landfill. There is an alternative which is to remould a new tread onto a used carcass and effectively re-life the tyre. the past this has been seen as a bit of a questionable issues, poor wear rates etc...but new legislation now requires that remoulds pass the same set of criteria that new tyres it should be a no-brainer. I am not advocating that everybody goes out and buys retreads, particularly if you are driving some high performance super car. However, if your use involves tootling to town, the occasional shimmy down to the shops or a quick chasse around to the Mother-in-Law's then these might do the trick. Will let you know how we get on with them.
The tyres are a little more conservative than the rather exotic ones which the truck arrived with and they will be fitted to a simple steel workaday wheel. The former tyres and wheels will be 'recycled' to a new owner with a greater need for street cred than a working camp site truck.
Perhaps I should have got my old boots re-soled? By the way, the majority of buses and lorries on the road and nearly all aircraft run on remould tyres!

Friday, 17 April 2009


Latest addition to the Lower Treave fleet. ...but some are not impressed.
'Should have got a rover!'


Yesterday afternoon we were delighted to be invited to the opening reception of the new premises of our accountants Walker Moyle in Penzance.
The striking building sits comfortably within its surroundings and boasts numerous 'eco' features to reduce its carbon footprint. We loved the open and airy working spaces and the buzz that a move like this gives a company.
Thanks to the Partners for their kind invitation and to staff for their warm welcome. An excellent addition to the business life of Penzance.

Saturday, 11 April 2009


Open the shop... Put on the coffee... Check the weather...
Count the campers...
Clean the caravans...
Do the laundry...
Freshen the loos...
Mow the grass...
Change the gas...
Have a beer......wish you were here?

Friday, 10 April 2009


Friday: It will be generally cloudy with outbreaks of occasionally heavy rain especially in eastern counties. Some brighter spells will develop at times in Devon and Cornwall. Winds will be light or moderate southerly, then southwesterly. Maximum temperature 13 °C. Night: It will become mainly dry overnight with cloud breaking from the west. Some mist or fog patches may form with winds light and variable. Minimum temperature 2 °C. Saturday: A mainly dry day with bright or sunny spells, a few light showers are possible over hills. Likely to be sunnier in the afternoon. Winds light. Maximum temperature 13 °C. Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday: Sunday will be dry with sunny periods. Cloud will increase Sunday night with rain spreading eastwards, then continuing wet through the day. Becoming more showery on Tuesday. .

Wednesday, 8 April 2009


....out of the frying pan....into the flyer! If you would like to fly with Cap'n Em this season, contact Lands End Airport on (01736) 788771 .

Tuesday, 7 April 2009


Easter week commencing 11 April - 4 Berth Holiday Caravan - £260 fully inclusive.
(01736) 810559
No hoops to jump through, just give us a call!


Setting out this morning from Lower Treave to walk to John 'O' Groats is Mr John Burford. Pictured here (left) with his son and support driver, Colin, and their trusty van 'Marigold', John aims to complete the trip in 3 months and is raising money for the 'Help for Heroes' charity. Good luck and best foot forward! .

Monday, 6 April 2009


Spotted this on the low wall just outside the ladies toilets on Friday (3rd April). It might...just a female Emperor Moth .... I have emailed Ian at ukmoths for confirmation. 1643 Emperor Moth Saturnia pavonia (Linnaeus, 1758) Wingspan 40-60 mm.The spectacular Emperor moth is Britain's only resident member of the Saturniidae family. It is reasonably common over much of Britain, occupying moorland and open country.The males, which have bright orange hindwings, fly during the daytime in search of the greyer females, which fly at night. Both sexes are on the wing in April and May.The fully grown caterpillar is green with black hoops containing yellow wart-like spots, and feeds on moorland plants such as heather (Calluna) and bramble (Rubus). Probably popped in for a drink from the Bellamy Butterfly Bar! (PS Confirmed as a female Emperor Moth. Thanks to Ian Kimber of UKMoths.)


As we start our season at Lower Treave, the rugby season is coming to an end. We have really enjoyed sponsoring Peter Cook of the Cornish Pirates this year; not a great season for the team, finishing mid-table and a few 'management issues' along the way, but always good to see top level sport in Cornwall and always next year to look forward to. Just three games left now, all at home: Plymouth Albion (12th April), Doncaster (19th April) and London Welsh (25th April). Thanks Cookie and good luck! .