Mitch and I have just had three weeks off work (I know, three weeks!) and in the last few days, we decided to take an impromptu trip on the Harley. We hadn’t taken our motorbike on a big trip since last September, when we rode all the way to Amsterdam, so it was definitely time for another. This trip was only three hours ride to Looe though, which is nothing compared to the nine hours to Amsterdam!
The ride down wasn’t too eventful. We mostly stuck to the motorway to get there as quick as we could, so other than the odd service station, there wasn’t much to see. This started to change when we got to the coast though. Beautiful blue sea with a clear sky, the holiday mood started setting in. It was great winding the bike around the twisting roads of the coastal towns and taking in the scenery.
When we arrived in Looe, we were welcomed with green rolling hills full of cows, sheep, alpacas and horses. It was so quiet and great to be away from the city. We were also welcomed by tea, shortbreads and three very excited horses.
The hut was perfect and had everything we needed. It was also the most comfortable bed I’ve ever slept in as well. I wish I could of taken the mattress with me but I don’t think I would of gotten away with it on the back of the bike.
The water to the hut came from a spring just across the field and out of this little tap. This also went to our bathroom hut just around the corner. I love spring water and drank so much I was basically a water balloon… And constantly needing the loo.
Enough about the hut, onto the lovely town of Looe. Looe is a small but busy fishing port and a very popular crabbing spot. It has a small beach and too many fish and chip shops to count. You can guess what we had for tea.
Other than being super dog friendly, and the fudge shops, my other favourite thing about Looe has got to be Nelson. A grey seal who was a frequent visitor to Cornwall’s waters for 25 years, he is now a permanent part of the town. People recognised him easily because he only had one eye and soon became known as the grand old man of Looe.