Costa del Casa

The House on the Coast

My first adventure exploring the south coast

For my first post I want to reminisce and regale you with a story about my travels in the south of England. I am native to Hampshire which is fairly south central, and I like to think I know the south fairly well.
I have however lived in West Yorkshire for the past twenty years, and maybe this accounts for my jaded view of the south. I’ll tell you now, when I went back down there for a road trip on my week off from work, I barely recognised the place. It had changed so much. Or maybe it was just me that had changed. Either way something was different.

I started by going back to my home town in Hampshire, which is called Andover. It was great seeing my old family and friends. I literally hadn’t seen some of them since I’d left twenty years ago. I was only there for a few nights, but I did manage to squeeze in a visit to my old local, which was such a good idea. Seeing many familiar faces, that I thought I’d never see again did bring some joy to my heart.

The morning after that incredibly fun experience I was on my trip down to the south west. The plan was to head to falmouth as quickly as I could, so i could spend the remaining four and a bit days of my holiday there. The forecast was sunny, and I was travelling during the day on a weekday so in all honesty I expected to get there fairly quickly. I couldn’t have been more wrong!

Unexpectedly a huge thunder storm started about an hour and a half into my trip. It slowed me right down and caused a hell of a lot of traffic on the road. I was stuck in traffic for an incredibly long time – nearly four hours! and before I knew it, it was 5 pm and I still hadn’t even reached dorset yet. On a bit of a whim, I decided I’d drive to Bristol. I was fairly close and I had a good friend there I knew he would be comfortable with me dropping in quickly. I should have called him in the car rather than waiting until I got there, because when I did, he didn’t pick up his phone.

I had to quickly find somewhere to stay. I was basically looking for a really lovely room to rent in bristol for the night. Luckily I found just the place after a short while of searching and I was saved. I headed on down to Falmouth the next day and resumed my trip away, somewhat annoyed I used up the best part of a day getting there!

November 20, 2014 Uncategorized

Welcome to my casa on the coast

This is costa del casa, and I’m glad you’ve found us. This blog won’t be incredibly serious and I’ve made it in order to explore a certain hobby of mine. I love travelling around the country and staying in different areas at bed and breakfasts’ and hotels. Within this blog I’ll be commenting on my travels and letting you know what I think of the places I stay at.

I’ve also got my own little place on the coast now too, that I’m beginning to let out and use as a b’n’b, so I’ll be keeping you up to date with that. Thanks for stopping by.

November 19, 2014 Uncategorized