The Delights of Camping In Cornwall
We've just returned from a camping trip to Cornwall and despite the gales at the beginning of the week, the collapsed camp bed, the bendy tent, the gas canister running out half way through breakfast with us not having a spare on stand-by and the exceptionally cold nights for June, we still had a great time.
I love the simplicity of camping. The way you can just get away and leave the day to day world behind. Yes, problems do arise (see above!) but there's the satisfaction of rising to the challenge and sorting them with limited resources.
Its nice to be away from "the media" for a few days - our entertainment was the singing of the birds waking us at dawn and hearing birdsong we'd never heard before and listening to the owls hooting in the night. The fresh air. The changing scenery and being more in touch than ever with the changing weather. Meeting new people. Learning stories of the past and local legends. Tasting the local cuisine (particularly the cream teas). Finding new routines - such as getting ready for a night under canvas by warming up first with hot showers followed by red wine in the car before zipping ourselves into our sleeping bags and burying our heads inside to stop any further heat loss!
|Camping On A Farm - Our Companions|
|Cycling the Coast To Coast Trail|
|Cycling through the old mining areas|
|Coffee On The Beach|
|Seagull With Attitude|
Finally ending up at St Ives - picture postcard perfect. It's true that the light there has such a beautiful quality and no surprise that it has been and continues to be the inspiration for so many artists and creators.