Many months ago, a driftwood log washed up on the beach at Baby Bay, New Polzeath. Wanting to put it to good use we decided to turn it into a bench and put it somewhere where people could use it to soak up some of our North Cornwall ambience.
So… we have decided on a river side spot on the South West Coast Path from Crantock beach around to Penpol creek on the Gannel estuary near Newquay. Enlisting the help of the Poetry Club from Newquay Tretherras School, we have cleared the site of brambles, and blackthorn, opening up the view of the river and making the site suitable for a bench.
Whilst cutting back the vegetation, the students were encouraged to have a think about what the place meant to them and how it made them feel, we even managed 3 whole minutes of silence just watching and listening! We’re now eagerly awaiting their offerings of poems, one of which will be carved into the bench itself.
So watch this space… we’ll let you know when we’ve installed the bench and what the winning poem was. Thanks for all the hard work from the Poetry Club so far!