Thursday, 18 December 2014


Steve and I muddied our bikes on a jaunt West, snacking at Durgan Beach on a mild and blowy day. Afterwards, Steve used his expertise to tweak the setup on my bike to make my peddling, braking and balance better. You learn something everyday.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Roast Lunch With A View

Tim treated us to a terrific roast dinner at nearby Miss Peapods, where we lunched in the warm, overlooking the rainy estuary. A super weekend all round.

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Rowing And Paddling

On a beautiful December morning, Tim joined us for Gig Rowing. After an hour on the water, we rushed home and set up for an afternoon on the paddleboards. We went over to checkout my new office view, passing fishermen, Cormorants, Oyster Catchers and a Heron. In the evening we went to a party locally and later watched shooting stars in the clear Winter skies.

Friday, 12 December 2014

Burning Off The Cream Tea

Tim arrived for a few days of food and fun and quickly settled into the cream teas that are generously available in these parts. Suitably fuelled, we burnt off the calories visiting the Southern beaches on our bikes. Tim noticed the lack of flat sections but seemed to enjoy his day out.

Monday, 24 November 2014


The overnight frost burnt off, revealing a wonderful bright November day. The possibilities were endless: We plumped for the North coast where we expected neat lines of lovely waves to be waiting.
And that's what we found. Consistent 2 foot, with bigger slabs in the frequent larger sets, giving a few long underwater tows. A couple of Atlantic Grey Seals swam past me. Claire snapped the views from the sunny windless beach. 
We walked the cliffs at the lighthouse end of the beach and looked at the sleeping colony of seals who make the inaccessible beach there their own.  

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Nige And Sarah

Nige and Sarah came for the weekend, so after Friday night enjoying hot rum and arty things in Penryn, we set off for Maenporth Beach on Saturday. We walked the coast around to The Helford River on a beautiful warm November day. We recharged at The Ferry Boat Inn, sunning ourselves over mulled cider.

Friday, 14 November 2014

Kynance Cove

After a couple of sedate hours in Helston, one of them in the excellent Museum we headed to the Southern tip of the UK. Kynance Cove was not prepared to reveal it's 'one of the best beaches in The World' as low tide was still a few hours away. However, this wild corner of The Lizard peninsula still looked amazing on a blowy November day. We picnic'd out of the wind, overlooking the treacherous looking seas below. 
We called at Mullion Cove on the way back, where workmen were repairing the harbour, while The Atlantic served up crashing winter waves that made their lifeline look optimistic on the 'business' side of the fractured wall.