A new perspective of Cornwall

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I had realized it has been a while since I posted anything, and then realized there have definitely been recent events worth writing about. But instead of having an abundance of events posted all at once that happened rather a long time ago, I thought it best to post my most recent adventure; our New Year trip to Newquay.

Now, I have been to Newquay at least once every year, for the past 10 years. Each trip falling at a different time of year, different month, different event, someone’s birthday, a random weekend away to escape life and also to attend the smallest, but undeniably one of the best festivals I have ever experienced. In each of those 10 years I have yet to have visited during the winter. This year (now last year), I was going to change that.

Thus lead to the ‘Mission 2012 New Year Trip to Newquay’. And what a beautiful trip it turned out to be, although a little damp, the dramatic, stormy clouds, the huge rolling surf and the crisp cold breeze made for a refreshing and incredible experience of this part of the UK. The romantic setting, and freezing temperatures made for a fantastic conditions to come in from the cold, to our beautiful and cozy cottage, and as a group make festive food, and drink plentiful amounts of alcohol, whilst teaching each other the highs and lows of poker.

Newquay in the winter has a lot to offer, simply put it is beautiful; stunningly beautiful. We could have managed to fit in a surf session, but alas we watched the strong-hearted, thick ‘wet-suited’, dedicated few treck off into the water, from the warm, safety of Jamie Oliver’s ‘fifteen’ restaurant, whilst tucking into American style pancakes, and sipping down the utterly addictive Latte’s.

A free afternoon lead us to Padstow, a harbour town of which the best pasty’s can be purchased, huge seagulls perch along the harbour wall and the dog-loving community can be in their element. Again, most of our time was spent eating and drinking, but the mere simplicity of watching the goings-on in the harbour, people-watching and relaxing as the light faded was bliss.

The main enjoyment of this adventure, was it’s simplicity. Time spent in beautiful surroundings, with a cosy home-from-home to return to, spent with the most special people, relaxing, cooking, drinking and conversing, for several days with not a care in the world except for each other.

A trip that has almost certainly convinced me that this is exactly how I wish to spend my birthday 2013. Watch this space.

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