Friday, 30 August 2013

happy hols part 1

Well we're back after an amazing few days away down in beautiful Cornwall, camping by the sea. I have to say we found a great campsite right across the road from Porth beach.

Porth was a great find right across the coast road from a brilliant campsite with great facilities and good sized pitches. There were a couple of shops, a pub right on the beach and a little tapas restaurant.  It is only 20 minutes coastal walk from Newquay but much quieter. The sea goes out a long way but when it comes into the cove, the water stays at a great swimming/body boarding depth all the way in. Which means that it enables a good area for accessing fun in the sea. It has a stream running down the right had side which children loved to play in damming it up or using it to fill the moats of their sand castles.  Although it did disappear when the tide came in creating some currents that the life guards kept reminding everyone to be aware of and stay out of.

 Whilst the life guards are on duty about 10am -5.30/6pm no surf boards are allowed as the cove doesn't make too flag sections possible. Which I'm sorry all you surfers makes it more fun in the sea for us body boarders. In the evening all sorts of water users appear with surfers, row boats, canoes,  paddle boarders, including yoga on paddle boards - yes that isn't a typo! I only wish I'd  had a camera in my wetsuit. 

We had a beautiful walk out onto the beach and out onto the headland just as the sun was setting. 
There was a beautiful full moon out although I don't think my camera got the best shots of it.

 It  is amazing how quickly one becomes relaxed at the seaside. Something about the perpetual motion of the sea, the wide expanses that make you feel so small even the air seems different. Things worrying you seem so far away. The fact that you are always exploring something new and different. Towns and villages, shops and restaurants, beaches, roads along coastline or green expanses. 

Even cooking on the camping stove just doesn't seem the same as cooking at home. Especially as we lived on cooked breakfasts and bbq style food, veggie and meat so everyone was happy.