‘For an occurrence to become an adventure, it is necessary and sufficient for one to recount it.’ Jean-Paul Sartre.
These are the stories of our little family and our many adventures, most will be written by me and some by my children Oliver, 12 and Elizabeth, 9. Some of these explorations have already happened and I will try to recount the bits most memorable to me while others are yet to begin. We have been lucky enough to travel to a few wonderful and exciting places as a family I hope you enjoy our tales and get inspired to pick up a map and plan your own incredible trip.
We also love to adventure at home in the UK and live in the most awesome place called Cornwall. For those who know it you will know why I am so in love with this place. It has over 300 miles of coastline, from rugged cliffs that drop a couple of hundred meters into the wild Atlantic, to sheltered bays, sandy beaches and estuaries, Cornwall really does have it all if you love the sea. I grew up here in a tucked away village called Cawsand. As a child I spent my time in, on, under or next to the sea, so much so that it has become a vital and very important part of my life. I grew up on the beach learning to swim and sail and row, I spent hours exploring rock pools and fishing with my friends.
Because my Dad was a teacher and had long summers to fill, my parents would take my brother and I off on sailing adventures in the Mediterranean among other places. I am sure I will write about these child hood expeditions as I am keen to remember them now. For me it is these adventures and growing up in Cornwall that influence my parenting choices. I want to incorporate as much learning and exploration into Oli and Lizzy’s lives as possible. They are already very independent little people who have been able to pitch their own tents since before they could read and write. They help me with almost everything around the house and we make choices together on almost all day to day things.
One thing we all feel very strongly on is the environment in which we live, I in particular spend rather a lot of my time helping to clean beaches, survey marine life or rescue marine mammals. The children are a big part of this and I make sure they get the opportunity to do their bit also. We all take a responsible view on plastics and live by the moto refuse, reuse, recycle when it comes to single use items. While Oli and Liz were little I completed a degree in Marine Science and Environmental Resource Management, this was not just a learning journey for me but also the kids. They came on beach surveys and field trips and spent many hours with me in the library and even some lectures. I like to think this has mostly positively impacted their lives, I hope so any way. I should also quietly mention that I am also vegan.
I don’t want to make this first post too much of an epic, I just want to dabble a little into what you might expect from Love Sea Adventure. I love to take pictures so I want these to tell much of the stories on here. These days I tend to spend rather a lot of my time under the sea with a scuba set on my back or snorkelling with the children so I imagine the odd photo might incorporate this. Happy Reading………