Woohoo! Holiday time!
Epic 10 hour car journey to Plymouth. Nathan mostly well behaved, slept much. Liked high chair to share dining table with me mum and Casey at lunch. Met Tank who had travelled on the train once we got to Plymouth.
Sleepy baby in the car near Preston.
Sharing the lunch table.
We stayed at Nanny Freda and Grandad Reg’s house in Plymstock. All slept well and excited for the coming holiday.
Woke up in Plymouth, Tank had his now tradition breakfast of bananas on toast, a wee bit of chat with the olds and then back in the car (and Tank on the train) to Newquay.
More sleeping for Nathaniel.
Over the Tamar bridge into Cornwall.
Tank’s train was delayed but he made it eventually. We’d got settled into the Travelodge and then went for Nathan’s first trip to the beach! Nathan saw a starfish and paddled in the big blue.
This is Great Western beach, though I prefer it’s old name, Towan Blystra. You can see our hotel in the picture, with the Aldi sign on it.
We then got sorted to go for a wetherspoons tea, and had a short walk around the town and back down the old train track path which brings us right back to the Travelodge.
Woke up to rain. The hotel room overnight was hotter than the sun so we were expecting glorious sunshine, supposed to get better in the afternoon. Fingers crossed.
Breakfast at Towan Blystra, cheap and cheerful. Then a bit of food shopping and off into town for crab lines and bait.
Stopped for lunch looking out to sea, fed some little birds (starlings?) part of my lunch which Nathaniel was in raptures over!
Tide too far out for crabbing so went off to the beach for a swim. Beautiful sunshine by now!
Nathan enjoyed experiencing the sand….
Then had his first boobie juice on the beach session, and then napped! Oh a babies life!
We all had a swim, and then back for takeaway tea, yummy Indian for us, Chinese for Casey, and 1p bananas in Tesco express.
Today we awoke to glorious sunshine and after a swift brekkie jumped in the car to head to Perranporth.
The sun was shining and the sea was looking inviting. After we arrived Casey and Tank went for a bodyboard, reporting back the waves were not good for surfing because of the currents but the sea was good fun!
After plenty of lazing about, salads for lunch and nattering, Nathaniel had some lunch and boobie juice and a post food nap so Mum and I went for a swim in some of the strongest rip currents I have felt for ages. Good fun, ran away from a jellyfish.
Nathan met lots of pooches and little children on his sea paddle trip with Nanny.
Before we left there Tank and I took Nathan sightseeing in the cliffs.
We had domino’s pizza for tea, overlooking Great Western Beach at night time. Beautiful day.
We awoke once again to fantastic sunshine! Tank was keen to go crabbing. So we got up and headed out asap to get to the harbour for high tide around 11am.
It was glorious sunshine so we looked to keep Nathan in the shade. After 30 mins of unsuccessful crabbing with crab lines with bait bags on the end we gave up and went to a bait shop to buy a crabbing net we had seen another bloke using (on his recommendation).
We went down back to the harbour, but this time on the South Quay and had much more luck, (1 boobie juice) 12 shrimp and 4 crabs in about 1 hour!
Nathan was very excited by the crabs!
We left as we were getting too hot and Nathan was getting bored and went for lunch with Nanny Rohhss is a cafe in central Newquay, ‘Martha’s’. Tank had some Newquay crab for lunch!!!
After lunch we wandered back up to the hotel, grabbed our beach gear and headed to Great Western Beach again for an afternoon swim.
A quick icecream was followed by playing on the beach.
And then paddling in the sea with Mummy.
And with Daddy!
Nanny and Nathan played with Uncle Casey while we got a swim in the lovely sea together! It was lovely and warm. Then nipped to Wetherspoons for tea and back to the Travelodge all knackered after a busy day. 🙂
Glorious day once more, up and about late morning and wandered through town to head to Fistral bay for the Day. Good nosey in the shops on the way, quick lunch in Sainsbury’s on route and then setting up on the beach.
Tide was fully in when we arrived and Fistral is a steep beach at the top so we held off going in for a swim till a little later when the tide had dropped.
Nathan really enjoyed the sea today, he was anticipating the waves coming when he was playing on the shoreline and jumping to his feet to save from getting a cold bum from the sea water!
We all swam for a long time, as it was too hot to sit on the beach too long sunbathing.
After the beach, where we spent the most part of the day we wandered back through town.
We played with the giant steel ball fountain.
We then went for dinner at Wah Ching Chinese restaurant in North Newquay. The food was incredible!
Back to the hotel to bath Nathaniel after his seaside adventures and get pajamas on.
Tank and I took him for a little outing to the clifftop to look over the beach. Lots of cuddles, amazing views, boobie juice, more cuddles, bouncing and games and then back to the hotel via burger king for a little ice cream pot.
Stopped in to Nanny Rohhss’s room for cuddles and games and then off to bed.
A brilliant day.
Final day in Newquay today, up bright and early to pack ready for leaving. We had a breakfast at Towan Blystra again and then packed the car as we had to checkout by 12noon.
After the car was packed we headed straight to the Great Western beach to make to most of the seaside before we travel back to Plymouth.
The tide was right in, we got in for a swim early on. Nathan played with the waves in his birthday suit, and then we sunbathed.
We collected some shells for back at home. Mum bought lunch so we ate that, and did some beachcombing.
We got back in while Nathan was having a nap, for a second and final sea swim.
Then it was a quick pack up and get sorted and back in the car/on the train to Plymouth.
When we arrived Nanny and Grandad made a cuppa, we chatted and then bathed and bed.
Woke up to a cool day in Plymouth, the sea mist was over the city, though it was quickly burned off by a hot sun.
Grandad treated us to a carvery lunch in Elburton at The Ship. After lunch we went into town, mum and Casey did some browsing and then went to the Hoe for icecream.
Tank and I met his cousin Lee at the sundial and went for a couple of cups of coffee in a Barista Brothers coffee house.
I had never met Lee before so it was great to put a face to the name. Tank had only been back in touch with him a week before our visit, so his meet up off the train on the way down was the first time in 17 years they had seen one another.
We popped out to Bovisands after meeting Lee, but it has to be said the back couldnt live up to the standards we had come to expect in Cornwall. Still, Nathaniel had a quick dip, he couldnt wait to get into the sea. More ice-cream too!
We visited the Linterns after we had been back to Nanny and Grandad’s house for sandwiches for tea.
Emma, Keith and Jenny were all in. We spoke about Nathan and caught up on the latest family goings on. Toby had only recently had his First birthday party at Ascot, and little Joe was in Wales with Nicky and Tracy visiting her mum.
Home time. Long journey back home.
10 hours in the car and we were glad to get back.
Tank travelled back on the train, so he was really pleased to see Nathaniel after so long.
Reunited with our doggies, holiday over and on to the giant washing pile!!!