Jubilee weekend in Polzeath

The whole country was celebrating HM 60 year rein jubilee, loads of people went to London to take part in the celebrations and we went to Polzeath in a caravan and spent three days on the camp site literally 100 m away from the beach. Even though it is just an hour may be even less journey when towing a caravan from Bude we arrived quite late and were the latest guests landing that night – it was a 40th anniversary of a very good friend, she had her first party-holiday or holiday-party in Spain (see our trip to Andalucia). We booked our space at the camp site ages ago, probably in February. I was quite amazed, it was nearly full. On Monday one of the guys at the reception told us that there were over 600 cars on their car parks.

The Sunday was miserable but the beach was covered with surfers. Individuals, groups of friends, professionals, surfing school students, there were hundreds of them there. Our friend was renting a cottage – Rigi – on the edge of the camp site and right on the cliffs so during the party we could all see the surfers mastering the ways. Some of them the most intrepid were getting so far away from the beach that even watching them through the cottage windows or from the lawn in front of it made me feel excited and full of adrenaline. I caught myself on thinking about them being there in the ocean catching the waves. At one point when I was standing there and looking at them I felt as if I was one of them thinking, planning, choosing and then riding that perfect wave that would bring me all the way from the far from the horizon to the friendly beach of Polzeath.

The party, everything was so well planned and organized except for the weather I could only feel jealous. My typical party is when my guests usually have to wait… well, I should not mention it here probably. for quite a long timehelp with One of the things I really enjoyed was the music, actually more the way it was selected. Each of the guest had to bring 10 tunes on them and the turn of each guest was determined on a random basis. That is so right not to let someone (it does not really matter whether that is the host or one of the I-know-better-than-you-all-want-to listen-or-dance-to guests) do it all night. It was great, no more words about the party, this is the travels blog…

 

The next morning all the children and adults we walked from Polzeath to Deimar Bay. I do like or even love that bay very much. Based in the estuary of the River Camelot the Rock’s side. It is beautiful. The beach was covered no that word can not fully describe the density of human beings placed there in the Sun and on the sand. The cafe the only cafe in Deymar was not ready to cope with this invasion. Ten minutes waiting in the queue to order and another 40 to have it served. This is whet we need – spend more, travel more, we need to boost our economy. Tourism will save us, thousands of tourists and good weather (doubts about this factor) will bring the money. SPEND MORE!!!

Monday was a gorgeous day, it was, I am not kidding. The Sun, no clouds in the sky, it was just a wonderful present after the previous stay-inside-nightmare day. We went no ran swimming into the sea. Yes, It was swimming in the ocean, cool but very friendly that day (I do not like bating in the fish soup and I have been to Maldives and other very hot places before). The River Camel estuary is one of the best places for all different kind of water sports on the north coast. Windsurfing, kayaking, sailing, speed boating…. YES, that is something – going by a speed boat. One of the guests at the party offered all of us (from 4 to 5 people at a time) to have a ride. OH, MY GOD!!! That was an experience, I do not know the speed we were going or flying over the sea but it was very fast. It was an extreme adventure, especially the turnings and “jumping” over the waves. I was holding tight and thought that the third hand would be quite helpful – to hold my glasses. That was such a big fun… On the way back to our camp site walking along the coastal path we were waving to our friends who were flying in the speed boat over the waters. The same evening I had to go home as I am on another “Remove the borders and the world is your oyster” mission. I am on the plane to Dalaman, and going to spend a week in Marmaris. My next posts will be from the Turkish coast.

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  1. […] The whole country was celebrating HM 60 year rein jubilee, loads of people went to London to take part in the celebrations and we went to Polzeath in a caravan and spent three days on the camp site literally 100 m away from the beach. Even though it is just an hour may be even less journey when towing a caravan from Bude we arrived quite late and were the latest guests landing that night – it was a 40th anniversary of a very good friend, she had her first party-holiday or holiday-party in Spain (see our trip to Andalucia). We booked our space at the camp site ages ago, probably in February. I was quite amazed, it was nearly full. On Monday one of the guys at the reception told us that there were over 600 cars on their car parks. Read more… […]

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