Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Back from Kernow!

As always, Cornwall was a great hit...and we were so lucky with the weather. Two solid weeks of summer sun; we all got brown! Boris the camper ran impeccably too, if slower than everyone else on the motorways.
I got plenty of water time in, on my bodyboard. Charlie the Jack Russell had lots of fun in the rockpools and got very wet and sandy. Good job we're not precious about the camper interior!
The boys got plenty of surf time, Ben seemed to out-surf his dad throughout the holiday. There was a major disaster half-way through the hols when Mart was caught in a heavy rogue wave, which spat him out and snapped his longboard in two!

It's repairable apparently, but it couldn't be done till Autumn so Zuma Jay's surf shop lent him some test boards for the rest of the week, till Saturday, when he bought a new one from them. (Argh, the expense!)


I managed to do some sketching, though due to holiday ennui, not as much as I'd hoped. See here for those, and the latest on my wood engraving.
More soon!


Caroline B said...

Glad you had such a good holiday! Is that Fistral Beach you are surfing on?

natural attrill said...

Oh that looks just fantastic, I am envious, I would love to be there.

Sue said...

It's Widemouth Bay, near Bude. It's our fave beach in that area. Sandymouth is also very good but we didn't go there this year. Further down the North Coast we favour Crackington Haven, Gwithian near Hayle, Watergate Bay near Newquay and Sennen Cove near Lands End. We used to surf Polzeath a fair bit but you can't take dogs.