Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Cornwall '09 Part I

Yes, it was a very good weekend. The only thing that stopped it being great was the lack of surf...

We arrived on the Friday after a journey of 4 hrs and 45 minutes. Two of us were already there (they traveled down on the Thursday night) so we met them in the Cornish Arms pub. (This is pub in St. Merryn that was taken over by Rick Stein). A pint of Cornish ale later ("Proper Job" - stupid name but tastes nice) we were on our way back to the Chalet for larks and sleep. It's amazing, that four grown men (approaching their 40's!), still behave like tw@ts when gathered together after a long drive and are on their holidays. Still, a good end to the day.

Saturday dawned. I know that because I was kipping in the little lounge area with white blinds on the windows. It was like sleeping on the sun. So when the sun woke up, so did I. After a breakfast of tea and sausage baguettes we headed first to the hire shop (to get me a wet suit) and and then to the beach. I didn't hire a board this time, because we popped to the beach first thing to check the surf, and there was none. The term "flat as a witches tit" comes to mind... or as Mr. White said to Charlie "your tits are bigger". So I didn't bother with a board, and saved a bit of money because we did NO surfing on Saturday. We still had a laugh on the beach, playing beach football, throwing a 'novelty flying disc' around in the sea... it was good. A couple of interesting photos were taken, which I'm considering publishing.
In the afternoon, Mr. White and Charlie took a bike ride together (how romantic) and me and Mr. P just chilled out at the chalet. Did some reading, watched some of Glastonbury, basically recharging my batteries. And in the evening, we had some fish and chips (disappointing... I've had better from the chippys round here) and a few ales. Watched some more Glastonbury. Finally, we retired earlier than Friday as we were all knackered. It sounds like a boring day written down like that - but it was a good combination of fun and relaxation which was just what the doctor ordered.

Part II to follow...

7 comments:

Colin said...

How could you not like Fish and Chips... from the Chippee.... next time we will go to Stein's in padstow.... ;-0)

Simon said...

I didn't say I didn't like them, I said I'd had better, that's all. It's not a personal insult to you!

russ said...

I always think that the fish in fish and chips is pretty much tasteless wherever you go. I normally judge a "fish and chips" solely (no pun intended) on the quality of the chips.

Gimme a chicken and muchroom pie and chips any day!

Simon said...

So of all the stuff that happened on the Saturday we've focused on the fish & chips!? The fish was OK, the chips were OK, but as I said in the post, I have had better - particularly from Aquarius in the Manor, and The Fishing Net in South Ruislip. Oh, and Paul's in South Ruislip does fantastic chips too.

Shauna said...

I'm not going to mention what you've all mentioned - I want to see the photos!!

Charlie Naseweis said...

Russ - next time you're in the Marina you should try out Gourmet Fish & Chips - the chips there are fantastic!

russ said...

Photos like these?
PS Graham, you need a trim...