Long journeys


Photo by C Ashdown

Last weeks guests found this on one of their walks, they took it back to the chalet and did a little research. Made from gutta percha these were used as insulation for laying cables on the sea bed before plastic came along, the text translates as thunder river. Our guests found out that they come from a sunken Japanese liner and were made in West Java, a region of vast volcanic mountains.  From West Java to the West of England, that’s quite a journey! And we are making quite a journey too, to another area of vast volcanic mountains. We will be heading off this weekend for a BIG family holiday to celebrate the end of GCSEs. Because teenage son has officially left school early we can take advantage of the airline prices before they double them over the summer holidays.


Picture: aloha-hawaii.com

Kailua, on the windward side of Oahu, Hawaii is where we will be heading and we are celebrating 25 years since our first visit there. Instead of Cornish cliffs we will be hiking up volcanic craters, so there will be a blogging hiatus whilst we recharge batteries and get a healthy dose of vitamin D


About Ruth

I am an actor and theatre maker, I moved down to the SW of England 19 years ago with my partner and son. Five years ago we bought a chalet on the Rame Peninsula and are fully embracing life of the cliff.
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4 Responses to Long journeys

  1. displacementactivities says:

    aaaaagggghhhh I did NOT need to see Kailua today! I want to cry…. I miss Joycie so terribly…. Older son entrenched in BAC exams I head to Cornwall in Sept and hope to see you Younger son going to Chicago for a while…. Have a wonderful time – I wish I were coming too aloha aloha (we got married on waimanalo beach. Marriage didn’t last, but that was a great day) oh now I am crying … sweet home hawai’i….!!! please give Joycie all my love if you see her XXXXXXXX

  2. Reg Mitchell says:

    Have a great holiday all of you!

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