Lombard House Hotel
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... of the Land's End headland and wish it still had the original charm Cape Cornwall has retained. Surprisingly the whole headland is privately owned and much of it is dominated by commercial development, including a fun park, hotel and shopping complex. I didn't think it was too bad; the key section of the headland that is in fact the most westerly point in England has nothing on it but The First and Last Café in England.
It was quite a difficult walk today. Just 11 miles from Pendeen to Sennen Cove but a lot of ups and downs as well as some rock scrambling. Again all coastal scenery so I reckon most blog readers will have had enough photos of the coast. But today was a little different in that the path passed through probably the most heavily copper and tin mined section of the Cornish coast with ...
... at last, getting the hang of pronouncing the name correctly (it's "Mowzle").
Mousehole to Penzance
With the end of our walk now very clearly in sight, we took a leisurely approach to the day, slowly wandering around the streets and harbour of Mousehole during the morning, poking our heads into some of the numerous shops and art galleries. Then off we set, towards Newlyn, just shy of Penzance, along the Tarmac waterfront ...
... checked me out and put my mind at rest. He reckons it's no more than dehydration! And he's probably right; because it's been so cold I haven't been watching my fluid intake as carefully as I normally would. It just demonstrates what a softy I am compared to Cate. And it reminds me of how tolerant, brave and determined she was to lead a normal life despite the many discomforts and inconveniences caused by her illness. I loved her for it and she made me so ...
... How unfair.
As an 8 year old back in the 1950s how could I have imagined that one day I'd be the one going to St Ives? Well, I had to wait over 60 years, but here I was, the one going to St Ives.
Nothing much to report. No startling scenery, just some more populated beaches
with the locals out in force despite 14c maximum temperature, most hiding behind
their portable wind breaks ...