Life in my little corner of Cornwall was badly disrupted last week as roads were closed and a cordon was erected around the unassuming village of Carbis Bay. An event known as the G7 summit was being held and with it hundreds of police were drafted in. I kept away from any of the hullabaloo spending time in my garden where there is always lots to do in the summer months. But on Saturday evening we heard that the legendary Red Arrows were going to be performing over Carbis Bay (the Celtic Sea) and we figured that a good viewpoint would be on the top of ‘our’ hill.
It seemed that thanks to social media other people had the same thought. There must have been over 100 people up there, some had even come with picnics. No-one was wearing a mask, but most people kept their distance from other groups. I’m not sure what the limit is on social gatherings, but it probably is 30. We all waited in anticipation the arrival of these elite airmen who were supposed to arrive at 19:40. But it was after 20:00 when an almighty roar caused everyone to look up as the nine aircraft flew overhead.
And then it was all eyes towards the bay as the team carried out a mesmerising display.