After 12 months living in Cornwall, I can say that we have well and truly settled into the life here. It has been one year to the date that we moved to Hayle and we do not regret it one iota. We have found everyone friendly and helpful and a walk through the town involves many a “good morning” or “hello”, something missing in Birmingham and Walsall. We still get mistaken for visitors but we quickly put them right, perhaps it’s the sandals and shorts?? Yes, it’s possible to wear sandals and shorts from April to October if so inclined and casual wear is de riguer. We’ve even seen shorts in December and January!!
We have now got local passes for both Land’s End and the Eden Project and retaining our membership of the National Trust has opened a wealth of places to visit. It is difficult to nominate a favourite but we love to visit several of the gardens during the year although we ourselves are non-gardeners, as proved by our small plot of artificial turf……..
Our aim of walking everyday sometimes is not achieved but we do walk more than in Brum and we often do small shopping trips on foot. Bernadette has a summer part time job and I often, if shift times allow, walk with her to work then carry on for another hour. I often walk along the North Quay in Hayle and wonder if I shall see the end of the re-development of the area and if the recent Brexit result will have an impact on possible EU funding. We shall see! Strangely one of my favourite walks is from Long Rock into Penzance and back or Long Rock to Marazion and back. There is a lovely view of the railway on one side but this is more than compensated by views over Mount’s Bay and St Michael’s Mount, which usually are stunning. This is a nice flat walk and easy on the legs. From Penzance it’s only a little further to walk on to Newlyn, the well-known fishing village.
I have maintained contact with most of my friends and acquaintances using social media and keep up to date with what’s happening at Birchfield Harriers and Midland Masters Athletic Club. Interest with running has continued and we often support my son-in-law in local events. These are nearly always quite tough because of the hills but the ultimate must have been the Classic Quarter, a 44 mile Ultra-Marathon along the south Cornish coast. Take a look at my photos on Flickr
A fairly short post this time but I wanted to make sure it was done on our 1st anniversary.