Travel Blogs from Withiel
... especially stretching north to Hartland Point. No less spectacular were the rock formations on the beach. This first inlet or mouth and beach, we really appreciated. However, this stretch of the SWCP is a series of deep valleys and inlets, meaning we would walk down a steep valley side only to then have to climb out the other side. As the afternoon wore on, so the strength of the wind increased and we struggled to maintain our usual speed of between ...
I awake according to my custom before 5am:
Seagulls circling early,
"Come join us".
It's a rest day and we take the time to farewell Ed onto the London train and focus on preparing ourselves for the next stage of this adventure.
... rough seas. Humph!!
So the towns that we have visited have been Pt Isaac, Wadebridge (great Cornish pasties), Polzeath, Padstow, Rock, Tintagel and Boscastle. I have been doing gourmand taste tests on all Cornish pasties (girth increasing mind you) but someone has to do it, ha.
Speaking of food we have enjoyed lots of Cornish delights............Cornish clotted cream, Hog pudding and loads of seafood. You know hog pudding is fabulous for breakfast and ...
... he’s being called upon to make.
As the day wears on we struggle to find our way along the exact route, perhaps due to the fact that all my attention has turned inward. I have begun to realise that I am just not invincible and that this is not what this adventure was meant to be about. This was a walk designed to raise awareness of some greater spirituality through delving the mysteries of ancient stories. However I am ...
By the time we have reached Tregony we have covered 24kms and scaled a final steep hill up to the bus stop, once again in good time to catch the bus to Truro. We take some time here telling stories of the day we’ve just consumed and again I am impressed by Ed who has crunched out these kilometres despite blisters, and much perspiration; it’s wonderful to see how strong he is and how well he’s coping.