Just returned from Newquay. Plenty of surfer dudes on holiday and people having a good time - but omg - pregnant teenagers everywhere. What ghastly place. Can't blame them - if I was living on benefits, I wouldn't do it in Telford, either. Cornwall's Blackpool.
- Whale Watching
Public enemy number one
It's not just the hoodies people have to be aware of now, there are now yobs in the air of the feathered kind. Seagulls have developed a craze of dive bombing tourists, especially if he/she has food. They watch from the rooftops, then call in all their mates for a mugging. They also crap on you for revenge; if they could speak the air would certainly turn blue with all the swearing and expletives hurled at people who refuse to give up their chips, the problem is especially bad if they have babies.
I can hear the heavy metal playing as lots of gulls swoop down after people's pasties, bit like the Luftwaffe on a dawn raid. (sorry, me just being weird).
I have been attacked myself so have a water pistol at the ready, in case this Alfred Hitchcock style attack happens again. Anyone read Daphne Maurier's book 'the Birds'?
Apparently their droppings can erode car metal, is that what garages use in their spray cans?
Have also seen a skunk at Newquay zoo spray a seagull, bet the seagull smells lovely now har har!
Squawking begins at 4am (seagulls don't wear watches) and the bins are usually the first target, ours is nailed down tighter then Fort Knox and corsets put together.
Avoid high winds near the cliffs
Just up the road from Fistrel beach is a nice scenic area which can get very windy. It's a bit of a climb, but there's a small covered area at the top. Best avoided when windy as some people are tempted to peer over the edge.
I have added a picture of The Huers Hut. The Huer was the lookout man who sat in his hut watching for the schoal's of Mackeral fish coming close into the bay, to let the people of the town to get their nets ready to get a good catch. This would then last them the season for food and money. Mackeral was used for all sorts of things in the early years, even to using the fish oil to light the street lamps of Cornwall. It's a bit windy up there, but someone had to do it.
Newquay Harbour has four seals that inhabit it when the tide is in and follow the fishing boats hoping for any bits of fish that is thrown overboard.
Beware, although they look cute they can be quite dangerous and often come up onto the beach. This I found out last year whilst in the edge of the sea with my daughter, Claire said behind you, I looked round and right behind me was a seal. I quickly picked my daughter up and walked away from it but it could have been so different.
Beware of the Seagulls, Newquay like all seaside towns has its fair share of seagulls. They may look graceful in the sky but they can be a real menace when you have food. A lot of establishments have warning signs against feeding them and some have wires across the eating areas to stop the seagulls dive-bombing you.
paths at nite
when it goes dark be weary of walking coastal paths due to the sheer cliff drops its very dangerous without a torch
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