I feel very fortunate living in Newlyn, we have absolutely beautiful views from our house and I am forever grateful to wake up and see the ever changing picture that is Newlyn Harbour. The Harbour is always full of life, the hustle and bustle on the key when the boats are landing is such a joy to see and hear. There are many days where we get the binoculars out and have a look at the boats coming and going.
Since we moved to Newlyn in 2019 we have explored so many beautiful walks around the town and surrounding areas. We often walk to Mousehole and reward ourselves with a hot chocolate before our walk back. I love all of the quaint little paths and lanes that we discover on our walks, some you’d never know were there if you didn’t fight back the brambles or climb over an over grown wall. When Teddy, our 12 month old cockapoo puppy came along, it then became essential that we got out and walked every day. There is nothing better than an early morning walk, especially when the sun is rising over the harbour, it is utterly stunning.
According to a study by the Heart Association, walking is one of the best exercises out there. Just 30 minutes a day delivers multiple benefits, including reducing the risk of coronary heart disease, improving blood pressure and sugar levels, maintaining body weight and reducing the risk of obesity, and many more. During lockdown (all three of them!) we have tried our best to get out and walk everyday. Somedays we don’t all make it, but one of us always walks the dog so one of us is always getting out for some fresh air.
The difference in the days where we can’t get out compared to the days when we do get out is huge. Being cooped up in the same four walls is not healthy for anyone, especially the children. Getting out for fresh air makes such a difference to your mood, state of mind and just general wellbeing.
The weather is a huge factor in getting out and about and just lately, the weather has definitely been against us. In Cornwall we are usually quite lucky with the weather, we don’t often see freezing temperatures or extreme weather conditions like other parts of the country do. We have been lucky to have some flurry’s of snow lately which is exciting for the children but gosh it has been cold. We have also had our fair share of rain as well which is an instant depressant for me. I don’t mind the cold but I am not a fan of the rain, especially during times like the present where we have to stay at home and we have to homeschool and things aren’t normal, it makes life very challenging.
My absolute favourite days are when its crisp, cold and dry. I love the first signs of spring when the daffodils start to come through and you can see bursts of their gorgeous yellow heads along the road sides.