If I had a boat, I’d spend Cornish summer evenings out on the sea enjoying the sunset around Falmouth & Mylor…
Luckily I have friends who do have a boat, so I can live the dream but without the faff and expense that comes with boat ownership and maintenance. Cheers Olivia & Tom!
This past fortnight in Cornwall we’ve seen the most beautiful warm weather and sunshine, so we took advantage and headed out onto the Fal and around Mylor/Restronguet for a sunset boat trip and dinner.
I’d been sat indoors missing out on the sun over previous few days due to some pretty nasty friction burns on my feet (from being a seriously ‘determined’ surfer!), so it was so nice to be able to get out on the sea and in the outdoors without worrying about knocking them. Obviously the glass of wine helped too!
The boat ‘crew’ consisted of myself, Olivia, Olivia’s partner Tom, and his mum… and Hugo the border terrier puppy! Sat on board with his little life jacket on, we had to keep a firm grip on him as he kept making a beeline for the ocean…
I think he had a great time though!
We drifted through the still water down to Restronguet and moored up at the Pandora Inn for dinner; this was totally nostalgic for me as I remember my parents used to row with me (age 3~) to this quirky creek-side pub and I’d get cheesy garlic bread while we sat by the water.
Last time I visited was in January, but it’s got a totally different vibe in Winter. On this day, it was buzzing! Every man and his dog (literally) were there enjoying a drink and a bite to eat on the pontoon, and getting a spot to moor up was pretty tricky too.
Whilst the others enjoyed fish & chips, I got myself a mushroom risotto – a personal fave. It was delicious, of course, as if the location wasn’t enough to make this place super popular!
As the sun hid away behind the hill, it did begin to get a little chilly. I’d brought my new Malissa jacket from Trespass* with me, thinking initially that there was no way I’d need such a thick layer with me on this hot day, but as soon as evening came I was so glad to have it!
Lightly padded and with coldheat lining to seal body heat in, this jacket is probably the warmest piece of clothing I own, perfect for Winter days but also – as I’ve now found – Summer evenings when the sun’s gone down.
It is totally waterproof and windproof too, which means it’s not only good for typical outdoors activities like hiking during the colder months, but it’s also a great choice for sailing/boating when it’s often pretty cold on the water, or even festivals and camping trips in Summer for huddling around a campfire.
I absolutely love how many pockets it has too! Four outer ones and one sneaky inner one (I don’t really carry ‘sneaky’ things around with me, whatever that even means, but I like knowing that I have the option there, y’know?).
But I think the best thing about it, and the reason why I chose it, is its concealed hood; easily zipped away in the collar for when you don’t want it. This again makes it so versatile for all weathers and conditions, and sometimes you just wanna rock a style that doesn’t have a hood in the way, right?
I’d heard of Trespass before but never been on their website, and I was super impressed by their huge range of outerwear and camping/hiking gear. The prices are so good too considering the quality of this jacket!
Had there been much sea spray on our ocean outing I would have been kept totally dry and snuggly, but as it was, it was such a calm still day that we really just glided through the water.
I had such a lovely time on Tom & Olivia’s boat (thanks guys!) and obviously it made me want to get one myself… not that I could drive or cope with it or anything! But the dream is there… for now I’m glad I have friends who are kind enough to take me along with them.
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*Trespass sent me the Malissa jacket to review, but all opinions are my own; I’m gonna be wearing this jacket all year round for sure!