Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Cornwall Pt 2: Surfing Paradise

In the words of The Vaccines - 'Put a wetsuit on, come on, come on...' 

Something about being out in the waves - whether you're a pro surfer, falling off a body board or just splashing around in the shallows - makes me feel young. On the second day of our Cornwall adventure, my boyfriend and I woke up and found the weather was absolutely beautiful. A perfect beach day. 

I opted for the 'light' breakfast at our amazing B&B. Just forty five tonnes of egg and tomatoes on toast and fried bread!

After that, we needed some exercise to work it all off. Not exactly being professionals, we stopped to hire wetsuits and boards, and hit the waves!

Ian lived in California for a year, so despite promising me he'd be rusty, after two minutes he was up on his board looking exactly like the movies! That's him up on the far right there, showing off!

I spent a lot more time falling off my board than staying on it, and even had a bit of a rest on the sand to let my ego recover... but I soon realised that it's all part of the fun! When I did try harder and managed to catch some waves, it made me feel so free and alive.

Afterwards we paddled in the sunshine, just happy to be there, relaxed and enjoying each others' company. 

Tanned and happy, we returned home for more drinks on the balcony, then drove over to Padstow for dinner...but more on that tomorrow!

So in my opinion, if you ever get a chance to surf, go for it. It's one of those things that will make you look so stupid to start with, but who really cares? Who cares if you think you look stupid in a wetsuit, or fat in a bikini? What does it matter if you fall off right in front of an entire class of pro surfers, really? Just throw  yourself into it, literally, and enjoy it - to finish as I started, with the same Vaccines song, 'If at some point we all succumb, for goodness sake, let us be young!'



  1. Looks like you had a great time!

    I love surfing, although like you I spend more time in the water than on the board! But it's still SO much fun :)

    Hmm maybe...

  2. Looks lovely, Cornwall is just the best! Great photos!
    Would love you to have a peek at my blog and post on Cornwall!


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