Newquay med barn

Velkommen til tredje avsnitt av Cornwall på søndag, en litt mindre rosenrød episode enn resten.

I følge en gammel Lonely Planet Storbritannia-guide jeg fremdeles titter i nå og da, er Newquay et sted du enten elsker eller avskyr. Jeg ville aldri brukt et ord som avskyr, verken om Newquay eller noe annet sted… tror jeg. Men jeg kan nok ikke akkurat si jeg falt for Newquay.

Flowers, Newquay

Byen har sine sider, så klart. Der er vakre, dramatiske stup og kilometervis med hvite strender. Men mennesker har satt sine ikke altfor skjønne spor. Newquay er nemlig Cornwalls surfemekka og partyby, og full av trafikk, puber, barer, fulle folk og underlige skruer som lever for å surfe. Noen av dem tror jeg faktisk bor på stranden, og har gjort det lenge.

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Surfers and boards at the beach in Newquay, Cornwall

Så hvorfor i all verden har jeg kalt dette innlegget Newquay med barn? Mente jeg egentlig Newquay – ikke for barn!?

Ikke i det hele tatt! Min dengang 8-åring la ikke merke til noen av Newquay utrivelige aspekter. Hun husker at hun slo hjul på stranden.

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Og hun husker løver, sebraer og lemurer. Hun husker at hun gyste av herlig skumle krypdyr og at hun var tett på pingviner. Hun husker kort og godt Newquay Zoo.

Newquay Zoo

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Lemurs at Newquay Zoo, Cornwall

Newquay Zoo

22 Responses to “Newquay med barn”

  1. Ana (Ana Travels) 18 mars 2012 2229 #

    I’m with you, I hate penny arcades too!
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    • Anne-Sophie Redisch
      Anne-Sophie Redisch 23 mars 2012 1309 #

      Aaarg… penny arcades.

  2. ItalianNotes 19 mars 2012 0916 #

    Children are amazing in that way. No matter what wonders you take them to see they always end up finding the best attractions in a stray cat or a stupid machine:)
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    • Anne-Sophie Redisch
      Anne-Sophie Redisch 23 mars 2012 1312 #

      So true. Here’s the Colosseum… oh, look, a squirrel…

  3. Xavier 20 mars 2012 1055 #

    The great thing is that kids always find the best in any place that we, as adults with more complex tastes, cannot find interesting at all.

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch
      Anne-Sophie Redisch 23 mars 2012 1312 #

      Sad in a way, that they outgrow it…

  4. Louise 20 mars 2012 2044 #

    I know exactly what you mean about some of these surfer types looking like they have lived on the beach for years. My impression of Newquay too. It’s better when you get out of town a ways.

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch
      Anne-Sophie Redisch 23 mars 2012 1313 #

      Absolutely! Trerice, for example, is in the neighbourhood. Coming to that on another Cornwall Sunday :)

  5. Sorry to hear of the human destruction to Newquay. Hate when people do that. It is incredibly selfish and self-absorbed of them.
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    • Anne-Sophie Redisch
      Anne-Sophie Redisch 23 mars 2012 1318 #

      Not sure they mean to destroy, it’s more… well, being self-absorbed, as you say.

  6. Alexa Meisler 21 mars 2012 2117 #

    How would anyone loathe this place? From all the pictures it certainly looks like a place to travel and enjoy yourself. Beach, animals, awesome scenery, what’s not to like??
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    • Anne-Sophie Redisch
      Anne-Sophie Redisch 23 mars 2012 1319 #

      I suppose some loathe it for the loud, rowdy crowd.

  7. Andrea 21 mars 2012 2311 #

    I look forward to travelling with a little one someday so he or she can fall in love with all the ugly bits of destinations and travel that should have grown on me by now =)
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    • Anne-Sophie Redisch
      Anne-Sophie Redisch 23 mars 2012 1320 #

      One certainly sees places very differently with a child along.

  8. Robert 22 mars 2012 1048 #

    I love how you manage to find good stuff even in places that aren’t all that appealing.

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch
      Anne-Sophie Redisch 23 mars 2012 1314 #

      Thanks, Robert. There’s always something.

      • Thilak 29 mars 2012 1923 #

        Thank you for this post it has been really hleufpl, I am taking the family down to Cornwall for the first time in the Easter holidays. I am a bit nervous as I have never been camping with the entire family but I can not wait to get everyone involved with some . I have been doing them to raise money for a few years but it is the first time with the family. I am definitely keen to see how they get on!

        • Anne-Sophie Redisch
          Anne-Sophie Redisch 1 april 2012 0045 #

          Hope you’ll have a fun holiday :)

  9. Lisa 23 mars 2012 0235 #

    I love this. It’s great how you’ve shown a completely different perspective through your daughter’s eyes.
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    • Anne-Sophie Redisch
      Anne-Sophie Redisch 23 mars 2012 1315 #

      Thanks, Lisa. It’s interesting how our perception changes through the years.

  10. Bob G. 28 mars 2012 0008 #

    I’ve been to Newquay and didn’t love it. Now, though, I want to see it again, through your daughter’s eyes. A great reminder that there’s more than one way of viewing a place!

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch
      Anne-Sophie Redisch 1 april 2012 0046 #

      Definitely one of the advantages of travelling with children that.

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