Friday, 17 July 2009


Seriously, it's like it rains specially just to annoy us. It was drizzling until we left the house, then it absolutely bucketed down just until we got into the car, then eased off again. Still, we're indoors today so it's no big deal. This morning's excursion was the Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay, small but perfectly formed with all the essentials - sharks, rays, seahorses and a wide selection of both spectacularly pretty and spectacularly ugly fish.

Then our long-awaited lunch at Fifteen Cornwall. It's at Watergate Bay, a couple of miles east of Newquay, in a stunningly beautiful location. By the time we got there the sun had come out, but it was blowing a gale. We started with an amazing non-alcoholic cocktail - apple juice, elderflower juice, a splash of lemon and bitters, with sprigs of mint - delicious! Alex pigged out on the bread, olive oil and balsamic and only had room for his main course of penne with tomato and mozzarella, but the rest of us managed the whole nine yards. The food and service were both excellent, and the view rounded things off nicely.

We braved the winds for a brief visit to the beach before we left, but the sand was blasting our legs and going in our eyes. It was just as windy back at Perranporth, where Alex and Simon played crazy golf and tennis while Tash and I went shopping. Our last full day in Cornwall is almost at an end, and we end it by watching Finding Nemo and looking for all the fish we saw at the aquarium this morning.

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