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St. Austell Bay

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  • Day170

    Wild Charlestown

    December 18, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 11 °C

    Another wet and wild day so we drove up to the historic port of Charlestown.
    It was so wet all we could do was head for The Pier House, a pub right on the end of the harbour with the most amazing views of the wild sea. It was high tide so the waves were just crashing over the harbour walls.
    We spent a lovely couple of hours at a table in the window mesmerised by the sea.
    After being blown back to the car it was home to prepare dinner for my niece Mia and her boyfriend Thomas.
    A v pleasant couple of hours was spent catching up before a few more episodes of Gavin and Stacey entertained us.
    Winter brings such short days.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlestown,_Cornwall
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  • Day178

    Charlestown sea swim

    December 26, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 11 °C

    As is Boxing Day tradition Mum and Pete were going to watch the charity sea swim at Charlestown.
    I just couldn’t resist packing my swim stuff in order to make the decision whether to take part or not. However on arriving in Charlestown the conditions were perfect albeit an extremely low tide so I paid my £10, filled in a liability form and went for a coffee with my participators wrist band firmly stuck on.
    More and more people arrived wearing all their winter coats and boots making it feel colder than it actually was.
    Soon it was time to strip off and head down into the harbour - at this point I realised I had left my swim shorts at home so bikini it was... and K’s woolly hat for good measure!!
    There were definitely significantly more spectators than swimmers but there was a camaraderie between us In various states of dress/undress standing in the sun in the harbour.
    After a safety briefing it was a walk to the sea before the hooter went off and in we went! We had to stay in for 2 mins until the hooter resounded by which time I was enjoying it so much that I didn’t want to come out of the water!!! It was beautiful.
    Back up the harbour we all went feeling quite exhilarated before trying to find somewhere slightly private to put some warm dry clothes on.... I tried behind the ambulance but it really was less than private!
    Half an hour later and the rain came in and the sky was so grey it looked like a totally different day. The weather gods had definitely blessed us earlier.
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  • Day5

    I've never been so wet

    October 19, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 13 °C

    Visited St Michael's mount. Good points we could walk across the causeway. Bad points. They were shutting early due to high winds so no time to look around castle. We got the wettest we ever have. I lost my camera case and a 16gb card.... Walked back over the causeway looking for it when down pour came.

    Then drove onto Charlestown and went into shipwreck museum. Tht was really interesting. They had old dive gear there and quite bit loot found on goodwin sands wreck.

    Parked night in Charlestown car park.
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