Both myself and Jason had a lovely time in Newquay. The pace of life is different, the people are friendly , the weather as a rule is better, the scenery is stunning and the town is perfect. It was one of those places, we both didn't want to leave.
I remember being sat on the balcony at Stephens and Shaun's, looking up at the night sky. The sky was of course clearer, you could see the constellations, there was no light pollution, it was beautiful, a fantastic place to spend time!
Jason and I felt, right at home in Newquay, and who knows, maybe one day we could end up staying there, longer than a few days. In fact I would go so far as to say, I could see us actually living there, if our plans change!
Drama fuelled skies!
We were sat on the top of the cliffs at Burton Bradstock. The rain had eased slightly and you could hear the distant rumble of thunder over the coast line. The cliffs were high and, you could see people walking along the beach below. Dog walkers, children with families and occasional holiday maker. There was a caravan park in the distance, farm land, sheep beautiful, traditional cottages and rolling green fields. The area was just idyllic!
I was nice visiting St Ives, where Mother and Father had their Honeymoon. It is indeed a beautiful place. Lots of walking up and down hills, and the scenery is breathtaking.
Newquay 25 - 27 October 2015
We ended our stay in The West Country on Tuesday. The weather had taken a turn for the worst, and as the west does. the heavens opened and the rain came down!
The last time I went to that part of the country was when I was in Chidocke with my family in the 1970s. You actually drive through that village to get to Cornwall and it is amazing how you remember things, long since forgot, even the cottage we stayed in.
We left Stephen and Shaun's at ten in the morning and quickly drove down to the coast to see the Hotel, where 'The Witches' was filmed, The Headland Hotel!
We wanted to take the Jurassic Coast Road home, so when we got to Dorset, we took one of the most beautiful roads, I have ever known, back towards Hampshire. The scenery was stunning, the coast line awesome.
Rugged Coast line.
The Dorset Coast line is very different to that of Cornwall. The weather wasn't great going back towards Hampshire, but I do think that made it very dramatic. The Jurassic Coast in the rain, does look very beautiful!
Best part of the country
So we ended our small tour around the west country on a high note. Jason, who can be difficult to please thoroughly enjoyed his time there. He had never seen the west before and although I had, I couldn't remember what it was like.
itIt was also fabulous going back to Chideock, where we spent a lazy family summer back in the mid seventies. This was the only family holiday I went on as a child, so it has great memories for me. The village, hasn't really changed, from when I was there as a child, over thirty years ago. It bought back a lot of memories for me, as did the whole of the three days we spent together with friends in Newquay.
I'm glad Jason saw the West Country, I'm glad we saw Stephen and Shaun and I'm glad I saw a few places that bought back happy memories for me. It was nice experiencing something different and for once directed out attention else where!
Darren Vranjes, 43 years old, gay, partnered 20 years. Living in Southampton UK. Bipolar!