Our first retreat at The Old Parsonage BnB in Mevagissey was a huge success. We met our guests on Friday evening and enjoyed a glass of prosecco gifted by Kathy King at Wild Wonder and Wisdom, and a beautifully cooked, locally sourced meal created by Adele at Moor to Sea Food Company.
After a restful night, Saturday morning brought a light continental breakfast provided by Izzi, before we took part in an empowering yoga session led by Sophie. We were encouraged to play and experiment in our yoga poses and also attempted some quite dynamic pose sequences that brought about more than a few smiles 🙂
Storm Jorge had challenged us with the weather so instead of the planned SUP and kayaking journey, we walked up to The Lost Gardens of Heligan for an explore. We managed to avoid the rain and hail showers by having a tactical picnic in Margo, Kathy’s VW van and managed to see all that Heligan has to offer in the sun. We crossed the rope bridge, completed the obstacle course and wandered through the various garden rooms.
Saturday night we enjoyed a tasty fish pie and sticky toffee cake crafted by Adele, and most of us took advantage of an early night. Sunday morning we ran together along the Pentewen Trail with everyone running at their own pace. Faster runners looped back to the slower runners so we were able to encourage each other on. An incredibly special cooked breakfast was lovingly created by Izzi at The Old Parsonage and then we were set for our last adventure; the sea swim.
Portmellon Beach is facing East which was perfect for our introductory sea swim experience as Storm Jorge was coming in form the west. We wore wetsuits and tow floats and slowly entered the water. It was invigorating and everyone had a wonderful time swimming backwards and forwards along the beach. Everyone stayed in their comfort zones as we were in shallow water. Most of us managed to get our faces in and swam front crawl for a short while before our hands started to get cold.
The guests were asked to describe their experiences at this Wild Women’s Active Retreat and these are a selection of the words used;