All I need is the air that I breath
Trip Start Jun 12, 2007
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Its fantastic being in Cornwall, wide open spaces, trees, rivers, rolling countryside and fresh spring air - I can breath again, wonderful!!
We phoned Johns sister Theresa and arranged to meet at her house this morning. When we got to the centre of Perranporth, John rang her to get directions - John is not good with directions, so we spend the next quarter of an hour driving round and into random people's driveways!!! We eventually find it and go inside, one of Johns other sisters is there, and several nephews and nieces, so there's plenty of greetings and hugging. We spent a few hours there chatting and then everybody was going their separate ways to do various things - our mission was to find some 60's fancy dress to wear for the party tomorrow night.
First me, John and Caroline decide to go back into Perranporth and get some lunch - we're in Cornwall, so the only thing to have is a Cornish pasty, we got them and sat on the sea wall to eat them. Then we decided to go and have a walk along the beach, absolutely brilliant, I love that feeling of complete freedom as you walk along a beach, wind in your face, sun beaming down on you, hearing the waves coming in - exactly what I needed, perfect.
After the beach it was time to go in search of the 60's stuff. The nearest main town is Truro, so we get in the car and head over there. We spent a couple of hours wandering round and eventually we all found something to wear. Once that was done we decided to go into a coffee bar - we got our drinks and sat down and five minutes later two of John's sisters walked in - they had gone on a mission to get a joint present for Theresa from everyone - so we moved to a bigger table and sat chatting with them for a while.
We'd arranged to meet everyone at the Watering Hole on the beach this evening, so we nipped back to get changed and then headed back into Perranporth. A number of Theresa's friends had made it down this evening too, so there were loads of us for dinner - we all ordered, but the food took over an hour to arrive. In the meantime, the sun started to set, so I left the crowd and walked out onto the beach alone. The beach and sea looked beautiful in this light. I took some photographs and then just stood there taking in the fresh air and peace. After a while, Caroline came and joined me - both of us felt like staying there on the beach, but after the sunset we headed back to rejoin everyone. We spent the evening talking and listening to an extremely poor band, they were seriously bad!! Caroline was making us laugh a lot with her comments - particularly when we were trying to find our way across and off the beach in the dark. John was telling us we needed to be careful of the river that flows into the sea as we might not see it in the dark and Caroline said she thought the holes people had dug on the beach during the day were more of a problem, John says no, the river will be worse - just as he promptly disappears down a hole someone dug on the beach during the day!!! It was really funny.