Cornwall Fun Run 2016
Figaro Members show Bulldog Spirit!
This event took place over two separate days
With members cancelling left, right and centre (due to a horrendous weather forecast of high winds, hail and thunderstorms all day) the organiser of the Cornwall Fun Run, Patrick Light was under considerable pressure to re-arrange.
However when he contacted the only two Figaros left on the list they were determined to attend and told him that they have been looking forward to it for months. So three cars turned (Aqua Blue, Emerald Green and Patrick’s Topaz Mist) shame he did not have a Lapis Grey for the full set!
I decided not to do the route that I had planned because a lot of the lanes would of been a wash out, so decided to go on a Mystery tour of my own.
We left Kingsley at around 10am and headed west to Gweek then on a coastal route through Constantine and St Keverne and stopping for an Ice cream at Roskilly’s Farm and some photo’s, then onto Beautiful Coverack for some more photo’s, After that headed to The Lizard, Mullion and stopping for a picnic at Poldhu Cove, after lunch and a good chat we headed to the North Coast and had a lovely drive through St Ives with lots of finger pointing and people taking pictures of our cars ( Felt like a movie star), From St Ives we headed along the wonderful coastal road through Zennor, Pendeen, St Just (cape cornwall) and we finished up having a coffee sitting by the sea at Sennon Cove.
Got up in the morning and guess what is was raining again, I looked at the weather report and it was going to get better as the day went on so we went ahead to the start point at Kingsley Village.
Hayley McLoed was already there and waiting for her mum to arrive as she was joining her this time, then came along two new faces Graham Frood and Joe Thomas who drove down from Plymouth that morning to meet with us in their Topaz Mist, then came Martin and Debbie Istead, were also joined at the start by Tony Wright and his wife just to wave us off as they had an appointment to go to so could not join us on the route.
We set off about 10 am after chatting for a while, Patrick leading the way again in a route I planned two weeks prior, First village was Mawgan Porth then driving through Porthcothan, Trevose Head, Harlyn Bay then a nice drive through Padstow and across the harbour front, then off to St Issey, Wadebridge, St Minver, Polzeath, Port Isaac, A pee stop in Delabole, then off to Tintagel were I drove around the round-a-bout outside Camelot Castle Hotel several times until I felt sick but could not stop laughing and it drew a few spectators!!
Our picnic lunch break was in a field car park in Tintagel were we all sat in a circle and talked Fig, Graham and Joe came out with table and chairs and it was quite amusing. Had a lovely chat for about and hour then off we set again, I did ask everybody if their brakes were ok as I knew what was coming next and they all said Yes they are fine, so off we set again.
After leaving the lunch stop we were on our way to Crackington Haven with some steep and windy roads but not as steep as what was coming up, just before Widemouth Bay there is a road that I just love, it’s the steepest hill down and up I have ever been on with a really sharp hairpin on the way up the other side, it was drop a gear, cross your fingers and hope for the best!! Just after this little bit of excitement I stopped in to a pull in over looking Widemouth Bay and it was just beautiful, their faces were a picture, they didn’t know whether to laugh or cry but all seemed to enjoy it (I think).
After this we drove through Widemouth Bay and finished our trip in Bude.
Beautiful weather again for us and great company.
Thanks to Patrick Light