The moment light started trickling through my window this morning I was wide awake. The six hours sleep a night I’m getting is situation normal and proof I’ve got used to my new residence pretty quickly (although there’s always the fight to resist that afternoon old man snooze!).
Yesterday was a washout with some serious heavy rain that just wouldn’t go away, keeping me stuck indoors. Really needed to get out for some exercise today and thankfully things looked better with the worst being some light showers mixed in with that annoying drizzle.
Wet and Windy Beach
You can’t blame people for avoiding the beeches when the weathers not nice but I sort of like the coast during the winter months, providing its not absolutely throwing it down with rain. I’m sure the businesses setup in coastal towns all across the UK are praying for a glorious summer to offset the crappy start to the year we’re having.
Most of the people on Perranporth beach were the usual selection of dog walkers and those few families brave enough to face the chilly wind. The town was busy enough though with a lot more shops open than last time I passed by.
Just Had to
What was going to be a quick walk down a new lane I’ve found that runs into Perranporth, turned into a cracking revisit to a 4 mile section of coast path because I just couldn’t resist having another look then went into autopilot once the walking started 🙂
The coast walk was so nice without tent, sleeping bag and the weight of all the things needed while camping/hiking the path. Doing the few miles in no time at all made me wish that the whole thing could be done with what was on my back today (a half liter of water plus emergency chocolate biscuits).
Not sure if I took any video of this area last time but made up for it today and now there’s a nice long piece up on YouTube (see below). Also took a fair few photos along the way which have all been added to the ever growing Wanderings Gallery.
Sorry about the ‘Darth Vader’ style heavy breathing, I’m trying to eat the Go Pro again.
I only realized yesterday that I’d put the Vango away wet/dirty last time it was used and had great fun hanging the tent from a tree then hosing it down. Its now laid out in the hall drying off. This little beauty has served me well by keeping me warm and once its dry I’m going to give it some long overdue maintenance so there’s no nasty surprises when its needed again.
You’ve got to love the pictures of those pristine clean tents posted all over social media but as anybody who does multi day wild camping trips will tell you, its almost impossible to keep a tent clean (especially in winter).