Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Beach activity no. 1: Skimming stones

So finally our Cornwall staycation is underway. After two days of solid rain in which we've played as many games of Scrabble, Monopoly, Perudo, Cranium, Yahtzee, Fruit Boules and Poker that any sane person could take, we've finally been able to head out to enjoy the delights of the Cornish coast.

This afternoon, after a damp visit to the local Seal Sanctuary to indulge my boyfriend's fetish of aquatic mammals, we were finally honored with blue skies just in time for a creek side seafood lunch of at Helford Passage's Ferryboat Inn.

To help us digest, we rounded the afternoon off with a two hour game of stone skimming, with Nick the Champion Skimmer nailing an impressive fifteen bounces. Some top stone skimming tips featured below:
  • Select a hoard of small flat pebbles, the smaller and rounder the better
  • Stand on the shore or bank and use a flicking motion with your hand so that your pebble bounces across the water. The winner is the person with the most bounces
  • An alternative version is to bounce them across a river so that they land (ideally) in the same spot on the other side.

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