Thursday, July 13, 2006

Camping Cornwall

Well, sea-nymph was finally persuaded to get back under canvas and we headed off last weekend with some friends to pitch our new Kyham Ultimate Classic at Seaview International, a pristine, preened and altogether up-market kind of family friendly campsite. This is the second time I've been here with the kids and I'm impressed again. You could eat off the floor in the shower & toilet blocks, it's that spic and span. The pitches are spacious and best of all, there are some lovely little beaches just a few minutes away.

We suited up and splashed about in some choppy surf at Caerhays beach (Porthluney Cove). There was a right old on-shore breeze and any kind of rideable waves were few and far between. There were four adults and seven kids and I think all of us were in and out of wetsuits. "Ring-A-Rose" was looking rather pretty in pink in her new Rip-Curl - it was worth all that dosh - honest!

We had our share of sunshine and rain. The good old Weber BBQ did the necessary cooking business on the Saturday evening as I stood there in the rain, raindrops spattering and sizzling on its domed cover. Some rather tasty red peppers stuffed with feta cheese went down well with the vino and there's a great farm shop nearby which I'll come back to in a later post. Suffice to say, a good time was had by all.

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