Hike to Boscastle (Nathan)

Trip Start Sep 03, 2010
Trip End Oct 27, 2010

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Tintagel Youth Hostel

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

The hike to Boscastle was only about 4 and a half miles, but because of the nature of the trail, it felt much longer. Every time there was a bay pushing in against the cliffs, the trail went down and then back up rather than around, so every few minutes we were descending a couple hundred feet, only to climb all the way back up again. It was tiring, but a beautiful hike, and the weather was good, windy but not cold. I'm running way behind on updating this journal and it's hard to describe a hike anyway, so just enjoy the pictures- some have captions that should explain a bit more.

Boscastle itself was a beautiful town, and I think I might like to visit again someday. It was devastated by a massive flood in 2004 which pretty much destroyed the entire lower half of town by the bay (but fortunately didn't result in any fatalities), but it's been fully rebuilt and had a nice new visitor center that we paid a visit to before getting lunch (some excellent Cornish pasties) and finally heading to the Museum of Witchcraft, which was the main reason we'd come. More on that next update, though it might be a while- wireless internet is hard to come by until London and so is spare time!
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kimgb on

so beautiful!!!So glad that you both are having a great time!!!!!
hugs from us in CA

Mia on

All caught up again! I wish I'd remembered to read up earlier- the dark rides sound exactly like your kind of thing. Reading your accounts of them reminded me of poor dead X-Entertainment's elaborate account of Castle Dracula, and all of his writing stuff about the roadside attractions and theme parks... you're very good at this, and if this were properly spruced up with the pictures up in the article (I don't know why that bugs me so much), I think it could stand even with his entries.

Got to get going soon, time for class. There's a heavy heat wave over here- the highs have been in the high 80s all week, with awful humidity- but autumn is still on its way. The student newspaper today had an article about some family farm with corn mazes and pumpkin carving and cider and all. Wish you were here! ... except you're in Europe instead, so wish I were there.

Will check up in a few days!

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