Bunty Goes to Pentewan

I have been on another adventure, this time to a place called Pentewan in Cornwall. On the afternoon that I got there I hopped from the site into the village of Pentewan, I had to hop along St. Austell river where a lot of dogs were playing in the river, they didn’t want to stop and chat, they were having too much fun in the water. The river ran through a wood which was very pretty and I heard lots of birds but I couldn’t see any of them. When I got to the village I had a little look around, it is very pretty and has a little harbour, then I hopped to the beach which has some very big rocks all different colours, The sea was coming in so I couldn’t stay long, By the time I had hopped back through the woods I was very tired, so I had a carrot and went to bed.

My first full day was very busy, first of all I hopped to a beach called Hemmick beach to watch the big waves, they made a big roaring sound and big crashy bangy sounds as they hit the rocks. I was the only one on the beach, I had it all to myself, I hopped up and down and splashed in the sea.

Next I hopped along the St. Austell river again but this time the other way to St Austell. This time I had to hop along the river and through some woods and past a sewerage works which was very smelly. On this hop I met Spot the pig and The Girls who were chickens. First of all I talked to The Girls, that’s what they told me their names were when I asked them. They told me they lived in the big field with Spot and liked it there because they could watch the people walking past. Just then Spot came slowly walking up the field, Spot was a very big pig, I asked him if the chickens were really called The Girls and told me that when their people mommy came she called Spot and Girls so they must be. I wanted to go to the brewery where they make beer. I had to hop up a very big hill, and when I got there all the places on the tour had gone! So I just had a look at the museum, then hopped all the way back again.

Next I had a hop around a lovely little village called Mevagissey it has a lovely harbour with lots of boats. All the streets are really little and windy with lots of little shops, I brought my people brother a Cornish pasty with eyes, hee-hee it was very silly. I meet a cat called fluff who told me how she loved living by the sea and how sometimes the fishermen would give her bits of fish, then I hopped to another beach called Porthpean, I had this beach all to myself too. It had a little waterfall and lots of rock pools. I played at building fairy stacks and built one bigger than me.

On my way back to camp I hopped back to Pentewan beach to watch the army practicing with their landing ships, they are very big and it was very exciting, some of the ships had big ramps on the back and they dropped them down into the sea then big funny looking cars came out of the back, right into the sea! I enjoyed watching them, but it was only playing I don’t think I would like it if it was for real.

By this time I was very tired, so I hopped back for bed.

The next day I decided to hop to The Lost Gardens Of Hegelian, from the camp I had to hop up a very big hill to get there through lots of trees. The gardens are very big and made in lots of sections so first I went to look at the northern gardens, here I hopped around Flora’s garden, I looked at the mound which was just a big hill that you are not alone to hop on, the summer-house with its lovely little pool, the Crystal Grotto which wasn’t shiny at all, the wishing well, the flower garden but all the flowers were dying, the sundial garden with had a lovely big lawn, the Italian Garden had a pool too, my favorite was the vegetable garden, it had great big pumpkins and a very funny scarecrow. I then hopped on to see the hide, and the Emu’s and hopped down Sunken Lane which was very steep, it had warnings at the top telling you not to go down if you felt unwell, I felt fine so I hopped down and looked at the charcoal Klins, then I had to hop back up a hill to look at the Charcoal Sculpture. Next it was my favorite garden, the Jungle. It had a very big pool and lots of very big trees which I had to hop through then I had to hop over stepping-stones and go over the Burma rope bridge, I was a little bit scared because it was so high up and bouncy. I remembered what my people mommy had told me a long time ago, take a deep breath, think of something nice and just do it. Then feel very pleased with yourself that you have done something you never thought you would. I then went to look at the insect hotel, it was very nice with lots of places for the bugs to live. The last part of the garden was called the woodland sculptures, here I had to find three sculptures. The first one I hopped past and had to go back, it was the Grey Lady, she is made of twigs and very hard to see, the next is the Mud Maid, she looks like she is fast asleep, I didn’t want to wake her up so I was very quiet as I hopped passed, the last one was the Giant’s head, he looked very friendly. I learned about witches broom which is a little bush that grows around the middle of a tree, and botanist love this because they can grown lots of bonsai trees from them. Bonsai are little trees and botanists are people who know a lot about plants. I then hopped into Mevagissey to look at the boats and watch the seagulls playing. I was very tired as I had hopped about 7 miles and my paws were very hot, so I got on the bus back to camp and had a carrot.

The next day I hopped to St. Mawes, it has a harbour, there are a lot of harbours in Cornwall because there are a lot of fishermen, they must really like to eat fish, as I hopped along the seawall I met a gull who asked me what I had been doing and what I had seen while I had been in Cornwall I told him all the things I had seen and he told me that I should visit St. Just and look at the church yard as the guide books say it is the prettiest church yard in the whole of the UK. I thought I would take a look because I have seen lots of church yards. OH MY it is beautiful, it is very big and full of trees and plants, with pools and little waterfalls all around the graves and it is right by the river. The church is right in the middle and that is very pretty too, there’s also a well with holy water, I didn’t touch it because the sign said it wasn’t safe.

Then I hopped to Charles Town, there are lots of old tall ships here, the ones like pirates used in the olden days. I watched some people moving sacks and boxes and long pieces of rope around and I asked one of the white birds what was going on and he told me they were getting ready to film a TV program called Poldark. It was all very exciting, I wonder what it is like to be on TV and be famous. Then it was time for a carrot and bed.

The next day I hopped to the Minack Theatre, it was very tall. I felt like I was going to fall down when I was at the top. It was built by a lady called Rowena Cade and her gardener.
In 1929 some people put on a play called A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the garden and everyone enjoyed it so much that they wanted to do another one and they wanted to do The Tempest. That’s a play with the sea in it, Rowena thought it would be more fun to have the play by the sea, so she built the theatre into the rocks. She had to carry big bags of sand right from the bottom of the cliffs to the top and did nearly all of the digging and building herself even though she wasn’t young, I think she must have been a wonderful person. After that I hopped to Black Point to have a look at the lighthouse. You can’t get very near to it because it belongs to The National trust and it was closed, so I hopped back for a carrot.

On my last day I did a coastal hopped from Pentewan to Mevagissey. First I had to hop up a little hill, then down a big slope with  lot’s of slippery stones on on the path, then over a little bridge, then up the biggest hill, it just kept going up and up and up. My little legs went all wobbly. Then I had to hop up some wooden steps which wasn’t too bad, I then hopped through a field and then OH so many steps going down and down, then up and up. I had to stop for a little sit down and a look at the sea. I still had away to hop, so I started again, up another big hill then between some trees, I was just about to have another rest when I saw Mevagissey and deiced to hop on down the hill. When I got to the bottom I sat by the harbour and watched the seagulls diving for their supper, I wanted my supper, so I hopped back to camp.

Then it was time to come home.

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Bunty Gets A New Friend

Hello, I am so excited to tell you about my new friend, he is called Alan and Alan came to stay at our home this week. He say’s he is not too sure how long he will stay, but he is enjoying his holiday with us.

I did ask him if he wanted to sleep in my room, but he said he was quite happy outside and he had found a cozy spot behind the green house. I like having new friends.

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Bunty goes to Sutton Park

DSCF6295 Hello,
I have been on another adventure, this time to Sutton Park.

I haven’t been to Sutton Park in such a long time, the last time I went I only hopped the real paths, so this time I hopped the woodland paths. I hopped through some very pretty trees where I could hear all the birds but couldn’t see them. They must have been very high in the trees.

I hopped through lots of trees then came to the golf links where some cows were standings, I asked them if they were playing and they laughed and told me they liked to eat the grass. I said I thought this was a bit dangerous with all the golf balls flying around, they laughed again and told me that the golfers wait for them to move, or run up to them waving their arms about to make them move, they thought this was very funny. I think it must be funny too, to see the men running around waving their arms in the air. I said my good-byes and carried on my hop.

This time I hopped  through a field where I had to make sure to shut the gate because this was were the Exmoor ponies lived. I hopped through the field after I had made sure I had shut the gate really well,  but didn’t see any ponies at all, then right at the end I saw a great big herd of them, they were all very busy eating their lunch, so I hopped quietly by.  I soon came to Little Bracebridge Pool and as I was a little bit hot, I went for a little sit down when all of a sudden I heard a nay and right behind me were some ponies. They had come down to the water to play, I asked one of them what it was like to live in the park because I have only ever seen wild ponies on the moors and he told me he liked the park. They could run and play as much as they liked and they didn’t have to worry to much about cars and other wild animals, but they were still wild animals even though they lived in the park. He told me he liked to play in the pool when the weather was warm and then he went for a splash and asked me if I would like to join them. I was very hot, but the water looked very muddy, so I thanked him as said I hadn’t brought my towel, but maybe next time I would.



I hopped along some more little paths looking at the pretty trees and the pools until I was feeling tired then started to hop back to the car when I got another surprise. I could hear all the trees swishing and a funny thumpty thumpty sound and there through the trees I saw some cows, not a few cows but lots and lots, all following each other in a very long line, then right at the bottom of the trees they crossed the path, I was too far away to ask them where they were going, so I shouted bye and went on my hoppity hoppity  way.


I had a lovely day but was very tired, so I had an ice-cream with a chocolate in it and went home to bed.

Love Bunty

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Bunty goes on a bear hunt

DSCF6278 Hello I have been on another adventure, this time a bear hunt, but I didn’t hurt any bears, they weren’t real bears, they were made of wood. I went to a place called Bearwood, a very long time ago bears used to live there, but not anymore. I think it’s because there is just too much traffic now for them to be happy. The bear trail starts at a place called Lightwoods park and goes up and down some streets, then into Warley woods and back to the park. Lots of schools and people have painted the bears and put them in their gardens and in the parks.

I hopped all the way round but could only find 26 bears and there should have been 30, so I hopped around again, I still couldn’t find the others, I think they must have gone out for dinner, or someone had taken them for a walk.

It was a very nice hop and there were lot’s of dogs looking at the bears too, but we were all much to busy looking to have a chat.

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Bunty goes to Dartmouth

DSCF6212 Hello,

I have been on another adventure, this time to a place called Stoke Fleming. On the afternoon I arrived it was still warm and sunny so I thought I would hop to Blackpool Sands because it was only 2 and a bit miles there and 2 and a bit miles back. First of all I had to hop down a gully called the bird walk, I know why its call that. All the birds were singing making lots of noise, but it was very pretty noise. Then I had to hop down a very big hill and then down a woody trail, then I came to the beach, which wasn’t sand at all! It was all pebbles. It was still very nice, so I stayed a while and played on the beach, then started the hop back. In the woodland I met a snake, well I thought it was a snake. I hopped past him on the path and said good afternoon Mr. Snake and he laughed and laughed. Then he told me he wasn’t a snake he was a slow worm and is name was Sandy. We had a chat, I told him I was on my holidays and he told me he was enjoying the warm weather. He asked what I was going to spent all my time on the beach and I told him I wanted to see some castles, he told me that I should think about taking a thing called the Round Robin. I thanked him and carried on my hop, it was a lot harder hopping back because the hill was so steep, my little legs hurt so much. I needed a nap.

My next hop out was to a place called Slapton sands, where I saw the tank and the memorial. The tank  sank in the sea a very long time ago when solders were practicing for the war, it was called Operation Tiger, lots of people died, it is very sad, and the tank was raised in 1984 and left by the side of the sand, so that people can look at and remember all the people who died and think about not having any more fighting.

I thought the Round Robin sounded like a good adventure, first of all I got on a river boat at Dartmouth and sailed for 1 and a half hours all along the river looking at all the little villages along the way, we even saw a seal enjoying a sun bathe. The captain of the boat told us all about the area and the wildlife that lived on the river, he also made lots of funny jokes.  I got off the boat at Totnes after I had had a little look around the shops I got on an vintage (that means very old) bus for a 25 minute ride to  Paignton, then I hopped onto a steam train for the 30 minute ride to Kingwear. I up graded my train ticket so that I could ride in the Devon Belle Observation coach, it had great big windows so you could see lots and lots of things out of the windows. and there are only two of them left in the whole wide world. I loved the sound of the train going over the rails it makes a lovely chug-chug sound.  I was very surprised and happy when I was given a certificate to say I had ridden in the coach. I got off the train at Kingswear and then had to get on a foot ferry back to Dartmouth. It was all very exciting and took all day.

Another day I hopped the coastal path from Stoke Fleming to Dartmouth, I had to hop through a field of cows with their babies, at first I don’t think they liked me going into their field, but I told them I was just hopping the path and I thought their babies were very handsome. I think they liked that because they said I could go along the path and asked if I could make sure the gate was shut after me. Some people don’t shut the gates and that means the babies can get out or naughty animals can get in. I hopped a long way and then I came into Dartmouth where I went for a look around the castle and church. There were lots of things to look at and big cannons. After I had had a little rest I went to the museum and looked at Newcome’s engine. Newcome must have been a very clever man to think how to build this engine, I could never think of anything like that. On the same evening I thought it would be nice to look at Start Point lighthouse, it was a very long hop down the drive and the light house was shut up behind a big gate, not at all like Portland Bill lighthouse.

The next day the clouds were very dark and it rained and rained so I went for a ride on the Babbacombe Cliff Railway. It was built in 1926, that makes it quite old, but it’s very safe, even though it is very old. The rain stopped so I hopped to Brixham and hopped the Breakwater pier to the lighthouse. Next I went up onto the moors and met a pony, she was playing at running up and down, it looked like fun so I joined in with her game. She ran and I hopped up and down, we jumped and chased each other until I was very tired. She then showed me the face in the rock, he looked very grumpy. It was getting late, pony said she had to go back to the other ponies because it was safer at night to be with the others, we said good bye and she went home and I went back to the caravan for a carrot and a nap, that night I dreamed I was a pony running on the moors.

On my last day I hopped to Berry Pomeroy Castle, I took the audio tour so that I could learn about all of the history of the place and hear the stories about the ghosts, but I didn’t see any ghosts, perhaps they don’t come out in the daytime. I should have liked to have had a chat with one.

I was very tried after all the adventuring so I came home.

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Bunty Goes to Torbay

Torquay 011 Hello I have been on another adventure this time to a place called Torbay. Torbay is made up of lots of little places and I visited some of them.

I stayed in a place called Torquay which is very pretty and has lots of shops, but most of my adventures took place in other places.

I hopped to Paignton and hopped along the beach but it was very windy and very cold, so I didn’t go for a paddle. All the people were talking about how cold it was and one man even told me he had to scrape the icy from his car and he had never done that before and he had lived there 14 years. I didn’t think it was that cold, I don’t think they get bad winters normally. The man asked if I had been to the harbour and when I said I hadn’t he told me which way it was. I am glad he told me as there were lots of big boats to look at, some of them were very posh. When it got dark it looked even prettier, all the shops had lights and there were lights all along the sea front and the pier, I was so excited I hopped very quickly up the pier right to the end and nearly got blown away. I was very tired after my big day so I hopped off to bed.

My next hop was to Brixham where I met Sally, she was pecking the bits of fish and chips from the floor by the harbour, she too told me how cold it was and how hard it had been to find food, because the ground was so hard and not many visitors came in the winter so there wasn’t as much food dropped onto the floor. I told her my people left food out for the birds, squirrels and hedgehogs at home, she should come and live in our garden. She laughed and said she would miss the sea. I then went to Smugglers and Pirates which was fun even though I did get a little bit scared. First I had to walk through a door into a room where the reverend was projected onto a wall he told me I was going to be a smuggler and I had to look out for the big gold coins and count them up. Then I went into a room with a fire and found one of the gold coins, over the fire was a picture of a ship and it came to life, then Anna told me all about her husband Jack who was a smuggler, then the picture on the wall came to life and it was Jack he told me we had to be quick because the customs men were coming and I had to hide in the secret tunnel. I found some more coins there. Then I hopped a little further along and found the wreck of the Neptune, Jacks ship. Jack told me how he went smuggling and the ship got caught in a storm and how Anna and all the other woman in the village had to burn everything they had to guide the men in the water home. I think they must have been very brave even though they were very naughty people, smuggling is naughty. I then hopped into another room this was a church and the reverend asked how many coins I had found, I had found eight. I was really happy when he said I had found them all. I was a bit hungry so I went for a snack in a place called Breakwater, I sat up stairs so that I could see the sea, the nice lady who brought me my carrot told me that in the summer the seals come to play just under the windows, but there weren’t any seals on the day I went because it was too cold.


For my next adventure I hopped onto the coastal train to Exeter, this was very exciting the train runs right by the side of the sea last year the sea washed some of the rail lines away and the people had to work very hard to make it all better. I am glad they did because I had a lovely ride on the train. When I got into Exeter I hopped the city wall, it’s not as pretty as Chester and there’s not so much wall either but it was still a nice hop. I then came to the Cathedral, oooh it is very big and very very pretty. It has lots of lovely carvings inside and a door with a hole cut in the bottom which was cut in there between 1598 and 1621 so that the bishop’s cat could get in to catch the mice. There is also the Bishops throne which is 56 feet tall. I couldn’t see the top. It was a long hop around the wall and the cathedral, so I hopped back onto the train to go for a nap.

My next adventure was in Dawlish the home of the Black swan, I didn’t understand what that meant, I thought swans were white, I had only ever met white swans before. In the middle of the street in Dawlish there is a river that runs to the sea, it’s very pretty. People have built a little garden around it so you can walk along and there are little lights too, it must look very pretty when it is dark. I hopped up the side of the river until I came to a bridge, in the middle of the river just by the bridge was a little island and there in the middle was a black swan sitting on a nest, another black swan was picking bits of twigs out off the water. I asked him what he was doing and he told me he was looking for soft twigs for the nest. Just then his wife swam over and told me that soon she would be laying eggs and having her babies and she wanted the nest to be nice and warm for them. I told them I hoped they had lots of babies and that they were well behaved then I went to look at the sea, it was very windy and I got very cold so I decided to go to Dartmouth. Someone had told me I could get a ferry over the sea, I thought that would be fun, so I hopped onto that.

Darmouth has a big park but it was much to cold and it had started to rain to have a look around it, so I hopped to the fort. There’s not a lot left of the fort but it was still fun to have a look through the windows straight down into the sea.

Before I came home I went to Tiegnmouth for one last look at the sea and I am very glad that I did, it was crashing over the wall, it looked very frightening but lots of fun too.

Then it was time to stop my adventure, so I came home.

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Bunty Goes to Beddgelert

beddgelert 042 Hello, I have been on another adventure this time to a place called Beddgelert which is in North Wales. I stayed in the forest in the Snowdonia national Park, it’s not a park with swings and things like that, it is a very big piece of land and all the towns and mountains and forest are all special and are looked after to make sure they are not spoilt. To get there I had to go through the mountains  they were very big and all covered with snow, they looked very pretty and cold.
I had my people mommy and daddy’s walking book but I didn’t do any of the walks because it rained and rained I thought I would be wash away and the wind blew and blew very hard. I didn’t know what to do with my time and then I met Sid the squirrel. I told him I had my book and he said he didn’t think it would be a good idea for my little legs as a lot of the paths were washed away and muddy and he thought the gales would blow me away too. I didn’t understand what gale was, so Sid told me that is what a very strong wind was all.So this holiday I learnt that the hard winds were called gales. Sid told me of some nice places to visit and then apologized that he couldn’t stay and chat longer because he had to get back to finding food to store for the winter.


I hopped to lots of places with funny names but I didn’t take a lot of pictures or stay very long in some of them because the gales and rain were just too hard for my little legs.

I hopped to Ffestiniog which has a lovely little railway station but I didn’t see any steam trains it also as an harbor with lots of boats, then I had a hop to Bangor. Bangor has a very long pier and big pretty gates which had Christmas lights on them. It made them look all sparkly against the dark sky. Even though it was windy and raining a little bit, I wanted to go on the pier.  I thought I would be OK if I  hop just a little way but I hopped all the way to the end, it was very windy and sometimes I hopped and sometimes I hopped very quickly because the naughty wind pushed me along. All the wind made me very tired so I hopped back to the caravan for a nap.


My next hop was to Upper Harlech, it has lots of pretty houses and little streets and a big castle, I like castles, so I hopped to take a look. The nice man in the kiosk told me not to go onto the battlements and too take care if I hopped around the outside of the castle because of the strong winds. It was really windy, I nearly lost my hat! It isn’t a full castle, it’s a ruin but you can still see where the rooms were and I had a little hop around them and found the dinosaur eggs. They are not really dinosaur eggs, they are big balls of stone that the soldiers threw at the people they were fighting with.


Every night before I went to bed I hopped to Black Rock Sands and watched the sea and the pretty clouds, sometimes there were dogs on the beach running up and down playing with their balls and sticks. They told me they liked the beach because it was very big and they could run wherever they wanted.


Soon it was time to hop home and even though I didn’t get to see a lot I still had a lovely holiday.


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