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Published: August 17th 2008
Me and Richie
A random trip with a random kiwi
Taking a gamble with the weather and a random Kiwi, I took some time out for what worked out to be a week full of beach hopping, partying and camping!! It all started when I picked Richie up from the airport and brought him back to the lovely Garden of England. We spent the next couple days checking out some of the local Kentish taverns, a trip out to the beach of Whistable and headed to Canterbury for the sights and also some Barbs and Ads loving...
Getting off to a wet start we set out to the south westerly coast of England, enroute stopping at Stonehenge and for some fresh strawberries! After a long old drive time totaling to 6,5 hours we arrived in the town of St Ives in Cornwall, we set up camp by the beach, and went for a wonder along the sand dunes watching the sunset with a few cans of beer. The next day we were blessed with glorious weather and wondered into St Ives and checked out the beaches and Cornish Pastries!! hhhmmm YUM! We also came across one of the local residents, Mr Seal 😊 We went for a swim in the
icy cold sea (well to tell the truth I could only dip myself as I could feel my brain freeze!!! -Richie obviously doesn't have one so he had no problem there ;p ) Later that evening we tasted the local fish cuisine alongside an amusing night life..
The next day we decided we needed some new ground to cover and headed upto Newquay, it was cold and wet and we just wanted a warm bed so we checked ourselves into a b&b!! After a good old nap we headed out into town for a few bevies and what a random night we had... Bumping into local Medway people, finding a Walkabout and getting dragged along to a rave on a double decker bus!!
After Newquay we then headed over east and overnighted in St Austell, we stuffed our faces with Chinese and slept on an uncomfortable slopy hill! (Not one for naming the blame but cheers for that one Richie!) The next day we couldn’t not visit The Eden Project after all Richie’s surname is ‘Eden’ and being convinced that Richie is a some what ‘special specie’ I needed to see where he was from.. lol
The great and ancient stone circle of Stonehenge is one of the wonders of the world.
then made our way over to Okehampton where we spent our final night camping. It was a wet one, it was almost like camping on a swamp and then it just kept on raining all night.. The journey home was long and tiring. Richie didn’t help by being over hyper for the first part of the journey that I wanted to sedate him but then towards the end of the journey when I needed being kept awake he went off to the land of nod! All is well now, back home safe and sound. Reality CHECK, Sanity CHECK.
During this trip I had hoped to meet my mate Nikki but we just couldn't coordinate our timings so it’ll just have to be another time!!
I thoroughly enjoyed this trip, the weather was occasionally kind and camping out was fun. Even though there were times I felt like the tent was going to lift up off the ground and fly away from the strong winds, get flooded from the heavy rains or merely get invaded by loads of rampant rabbits.. I had a ball of a time! The sights were revitalizing and the company was OK 😉 Only joking
A very mystical and mythical place
Erected between circa 3000BC and 1600BC.
Richie, despite driving me insane at times you did make me laugh and cry so in my book that makes you a mate, a mate that knows me too well 😉
I was in need of a break from reality and a chance to refill my traveler boots. It made me remember that life is too short to get wrapped up with life long struggles and to look at the bigger picture! After all life is a journey itself.... Till next time. xx
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