I've come to love exploring areas I visit with the excuse that I'm “training”. This time I took pictures along my route, which must be one of my favorite places to run. catching all the beaches plus an estuary at low tide meant that I maxed out in beach running and awesome views. Hope you don't mind me sharing them with you, for a change.
Newquay, Cornwall. The town beaches.
Of course with lots of stops along the way it could hardly be described as 'training'. This is the first set of beaches, only possible to run along the length when the tide is out.
My phone camera is as useless as the person trying to use it….this is a self portrait…me in running gear with the glorious waves behind!!
There was a bit of rock pool negotiation at times…not my fastest run!
The weather this weekend in the West Country continues to be big. Last night there was tremendous volumes of rain thrown down and 69mph winds. So many places that are usually unaffected by flooding washed out, with loads of flood warnings. Maybe I'll get stranded down here…. 😉
So anyway, I found a dry spell that coincided with low tide to run along the beaches and up to the harbour. That's technically 4 beaches so far…
Look that's me! I'm wearing my dayglo running top underneath you know.
This is my fifth beach- fistral. There's people in the water, surfing, even in November. We walked here yesterday in the rain along the squelchy coastal path and became soaked to the skin. Today though it was heavenly, but running into the wind slightly, I was in fear of losing my hat. I knew to leave the coastal path alone today.
Firstral again from the other end. being a running tourist involves a bit of stop starting.
From fistral it's possible to get over to the estuary, the gannel. This has to be yet another of my fave places to run, really off roading with rocks, shingle and pools to dance around. On a Sunday morning I think of it as dog tv too: you can stay still and observe so many dogs going bonkers for water, balls and open space, and even chasing sea birds. Who needs cable?!