After running the Museum of Witchcraft in Boscastle, Cornwall for 17 years, Graham King, his partner Kerriann Godwin, and their Chihuahua Yorkie cross Hugo are spending their retirement traveling around Europe in their beloved Hymer 508 motorhome, 'Dickie'.
The temperatures reached 36 degrees today, hot even by
Kerriann’s Australian standards, so we headed for the coast and spent a pleasant
afternoon on the rocks fishing. I caught nothing but weed, but Kerriann caught
a record breaking fish with her new rod. Yes, she has got the fishing bug and
now has a smart new rod. The record I
refer to above was for the smallest fish ever caught with a fishing rod – it
was considerably smaller than the lure used to catch it. It was lovely catching
a few rays even if we didn’t catch any fish (other than Kerriann’s tiddler of
catch of the day
The aire in the village, Skeppsmalen, was a bit of a
building site and the Surströmming (rotten herring for human consumption)
museum was closed so, despite our massive success at fishing, we decided to
move on a little down the coast
Kerriann’s navigation skills, along with Tommy the sat nav,
have brought us to a lovely aire run by the local community in Nordingra, a
small village in the High Coast National Park.
We can park next to a sandy beach on a lake – they suggest we leave a
donation of £5 in the box provided. The grass is cut, a fresh water tap is
provided, there is a small jetty with a ladder for swimmers, a barbecue/ fire
pit is ready for use with spare logs in an adjacent pile. How nice that the community cares enough to
maintain such a lovely place for visiting motor homes, caravans and tents. We
have gladly popped our donation in their box with a thank you note.
good rocks - no fish
There is a Finnish couple in a caravan next to us who seem
to be ignoring the ‘no camping’ rules (that is you don’t put anything outside
your van like chairs etc unless you’re on a campsite) and have erected a full
awning with flower pots, barbecues, etc. There is a small tent with two people
in it to our right and that is all. Quite a surprise as it is middle of the
holiday season and it’s such a nice spot.
not bad to wake up to
The midges, however, are having a field day now that the sun
is dipping slightly lower in the sky. Graham has finally succumbed to the lure
of ‘Skin So Soft’ (secretly known as ‘Man So Hard’) and has been spreading it
liberally on his badly bitten person with no more protestations of a reduction
in his masculinity for using such a ‘girly’ product. We are both a tad
sunburned today so hopefully this will turn into a luxuriant bronze shade
before too long.