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I must go down to the sea again


sumbloke

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To the lonely sea and the sky

I left my shoes and socks there

I wonder if they're dry?

 

Lovely day. We got here yesterday afternoon and got our stuff into our room. There's no ensuite but who expects that in a hostel? The warden and other staff are nice people and we ate with them last night then spent a lazy evening in a local pub. Seb eventually fell asleep by the fire in the pub and I had to wake him up and take him back to the room.

 

We got up quite early this morning and ate breakfast at the hostel. It's been wet and a bit grey so we got all wrapped up before going out. I got the chance to try out my new goose-down filled jacket that was one of Seb's presents to me :D - very warm. Seb got to wear the rainbow stripe beany i got him :D . It's only about ten miles as the crow flies from Penzance around the bay to St Michael's mount but we didn't want to walk all the way and there's a bus every 15 minutes so we took that. Low tide wasn't until around 2 pm so we had time to walk around Marazion on the mainland and have a cup of tea (poor Seb - he suffers tea for my sake but admits it's better than provincial English coffee). Then we walked across the causeway to the island.

 

It's a fantastic place with an old abbey a castle and stuff but nothing was open really this time of year except for a couple of shops in the small village. I don't think it's just me but it doesn't have quite the magical other wordly feel that Mont St Michel on the Breton coast opposite has but it's a great place. We'll have to come back when it's more open.

 

Afterwards we spent an hour warming up in a pub - again - and then bussed back to the hostel where we read and surfed the net a bit and did not much else. We went out to eat in Penzance and found an Indian restaurant.

 

Today we spent most of the time doing not much at all. We walked around a bit and sat looking at the sea for a while. I think we're gonna have to live by the sea. London is as far away from the sea as I can bear and it's way too far for Seb. I hope we're going to have some time to travel a bit after University and then when we're done we can find a nice seaside town with enough swell for my baby to surf his heart out and we'll settle down. I'm going to sell books and surfie will give surf lessons. Well, that's today's dream anyway. Last week we were going to buy a farm and build a recording studio in the barn...who knows what it will be next week.

 

The statistics cramming on the train went well! Seb had me giving the formulae for all sorts of measures and tests and I did pretty damned well considering I'm supposed to be a humanities bod. There's a few things I don't understand but I don't think I have to worry about them - it's the conceptual stuff that won't be in the exam (if anyone's interested and knows the answer - why do you square the enumerator (or at least part of it...) when calculating variance?)

 

Anyway tomorrow we're going to walk a few miles, have a pub lunch and laze some more then Friday we'll laze some more then take the night train back to London.

 

The only communication from home has been by txt message from No-no complaining that he's bored because Philip has gone off to visit family. Well, it's only a couple of days and after next week he's not going to have a chance to be lonely for a while I don't expect because there'll be a new kid on the block.

 

Life's good :) .

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You said it best..Life is very good...glad to see all are doing well:)

 

very sweet and lovely..I can't wait to hear about the new fozzie:) can I call him Fozzy Bear (I love Teddy Bears) and he is my favorite Muppit:)

 

you are the bestest brother there is...he is going to be very lucky...add in having No No and Philip and Seb too:)

 

Michael

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hey Sumbloke!

 

I'm glad you're having so much fun, and you're right; life is good! LOL I got a kick out of reading your blog I read this line, like this :

"It's only about ten miles as the cow flies from Penzance around the bay to St Michael's mount "

 

lol anyway thanks for the laugh, and have a great day.

 

Kevin

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hey Sumbloke!

 

I'm glad you're having so much fun, and you're right; life is good! LOL I got a kick out of reading your blog I read this line, like this :

lol anyway thanks for the laugh, and have a great day.

 

Kevin

 

Beware the flying cows!!! now that is funny....and the flying cows that fly around anyone named Michael...hmmmmm...hee hee...

 

or is that flying buzzards..yikes...

 

Kevin, you are a wit..and a treasure..the budding author at work...

 

Now, Sumbloke and Mr. Seb Sumbloke...you two are delightful....I can see you both in your Book and Surf Shoppe and it serves tea and good coffee:) and No No and Philip have their own shop next door.....Ipods are us:)

 

Michael

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Flying cows!? :huh: That's gonna leave a mark and a mess.

 

I know why you want to go down to the sea. You are dating a surfer. :D

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