On our way down, there was one thing on everyone’s mind: axe-throwing. We’d seen the photos of the mysterious wooden sign, and it was all anyone could talk about. So, after a quick tour of the campsite, we were given an induction into how to throw an axe.
And yes, it was just as much fun as we’d imagined. And hard. But the first time one of the blades sank into the target and stayed there, it was an incredible feeling.
There were plenty of other activities as well, including a giant Jenga set, slack-lining and ring-toss. One of our favourites was the log tease: two people each stand on a log and hold onto either end of a long rope.
The idea is that you need to keep your balance, whilst pulling the other person off of their log. It’s much more subtle than it sounds, and you soon understand why they call it ‘tease’.
This kept everyone busy all morning on our second day, until we eventually decided to head down to the sea. Perranporth is only a short drive away, and it’s one of Cornwall’s more stunning beaches. When the tide is low, the golden sand stretches out for hundreds of yards, with a small tower of rocks at one end that’s filled with crabbing pools.