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Jeremy Clarke spends a week with his son in a caravan in Cornwall and meets some first time holidaymakers

After I returned from Los Angeles, my six-year-old son and I spent a week together in a caravan at Polzeath, on the north Cornwall coast. It has become a fixture in our lives to spend the second week in June there. As we do not live together but would like to, it is a time of unaccustomed completeness. We look forward to our unclouded longest day with a yearning. At incon- gruous moments on wet winter weekends we turn to each other and say: “I wish we were in the caravan.”

As my son is a creature of habit, we…

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