Tuesday, July 30, 2013


12 miles:9 strenuous......
Oh whatever. We're here! Took a while.
Wore shorts today because we expected rain.
Less to get wet.
Didn't rain. Ouch sunburnt on the back of my legs.
Port Isaacs (Doc Martin TV show, Port Wen)

A quilt?

Look how far we've WALKED in the last few days!

Port Quin

This plaque at Pentire Point commemorates the moving war poem " For the Fallen" written somewhere on this point by Laurence Binyon in 1914 at the start of WWI. The plaque bears the poem's fourth (and most famous stanza):

Lucky for us the tide was out this afternoon and saved us lots more up and down as we cut across the beaches and then caught the ferry the last bit to Padstow

and our lovely B & B.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Port Gaverne

They walked for 6 days and then They rested.
I needed that.
Tintagel to Port Gaverne.
9.5 miles: severe.
Took us 5 hours, good going.
There were a couple of flat bits.

This shot taken looking down into a hole dug out by hand into the cliff edge.These are old slate mine workings.The pillar is 200 metres in isolation. All hand cut and then hauled up the cliff face where it was split into slates.

But look at that weather. We had wind and drizzle
then rain and sunshine.
Then more rain.
The path was very slippery (walking down cliff edges)
and a couple of times I thought
And why is the last mile always so long?
And it poured.
By the time we got to our hotel we were sloshing about in our boots as the rain had run down our legs and into the boots!
Really cute little hotel though.

Saturday, July 27, 2013


Crackington Haven to Tintagel.
13 miles!!: 7 strenuous, 5 moderate.
Took us all day and I'm stuffed.
Thought I would give you the 360 view from the highest sea cliff in the county, 731feet.
We walked that from sea level
then we walked back to sea level, almost and walked to the next highest point
728 feet!! Whoa!!

We had lunch in Boscastle, a Cornish pastie for me in that white place on the right. Yum.
I am not so good with Blogsy and linking but look up Boscastle 2004 floods
to see what this town has been through.
Can you see these goats? Glad they were happy where they were.
And tonight Tintagel.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Crackington Haven

10 miles: 6 strenuous / 4 moderate
6 hours.
(I'm exhausted)
Bude was a lovely town, the Brendon Arms was lovely
And the food was really good.
Just a little quilt?

Views everywhere you look.
What's your view?

This is the view we got before we descended into Crackington Haven
after several calf-popping descents and ascents today.

Thursday, July 25, 2013


8.5 miles
4 severe, 4.5 moderate.
They quote 4 hours but it took us 5 hours.
Too much gazing at the view (and catching our breath).
The day started much like yesterday's finished.
Several descents followed by the inevitable ascent.
I counted my steps:
50. Pause to breathe.

Hawkers Hut has an interesting story. It was built by the eccentric Vicar of Morwenstow, the Reverend Stephen Hawker from the timbers of shipwrecked craft.
Shh. They are listening.

I'm thinking a quilt. Sort of " New York beauty"?

I don't want to wear you down with too many photos but today was beautiful!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


8 miles: severe
4 hours (you're joking).
The day started off with a lovely stroll for a few hours
giving a false impression of the walk today.
there were 5 very steep descents and, of course, ascents.
I think I will just post the slide show and you can see what you think.
Every photo where you see the slightest track snaking down then up...
we walked it.