GOC Cornwall gets festive
Sunday 14 December - and the forecast is not good; low cloud, light rain and cold.
We assembled at Perranwell Station - a hamlet aptly named after the railway station at Perranwell where you can catch the train to either Truro or Falmouth. This location is about half way between these two places.
Leaders Simon and Steve took us down the valley and over the main road to Restronguet Creek on the River Fal where we took a short breather to enjoy the grey scenery.
Then the light rain started as we took the roadside path to the motel/restaurant, The Carnon Inn, for festive lunch. We walked a never ending incline and arrived suffering from precipitation on the outside and perspiration on the inside but a glass of cold beer soon addressed the problem.
The restaurant manager had organised a private room for us - and just as well, as party poppers, do-de-doos and balloons caused havoc when 19 of us settled for a three course lunch.
The food was excellent and the service was brilliant.
Now, totally stuffed, we had to find our way back to the cars. This proved to be a route march as two of our boys had trains with connections to catch.
Thankfully we made it - probably all the better for the post luncheon exercise.
Fond farewells and seasonal wishes brought another lovely GOC day to a close.