Mobile connectivity is still a problem. At Perranporth Neil has managed to email me some photos. Most are in this post but check back to Greetings from Helston for a couple more of the start. – Katy
A much better day all round today. I covered more miles and did more climbing, and am back on schedule.
I got away from Combe at 7 am and at Portreath had a second, substantial breakfast before pushing on to Porthtowan. Here I waited for the tide to go down so that I could walk along the beach rather than go over the headland to St Agnes.
A bit further up the coast I got to Chapel Porth Beach, my grandson Eben’s favourite beach!
St Agnes, where my son Stuart and his family were living until earlier this year, was the next milestone along the way.
And finally I arrived in Perranporth, visiting Linda’s bench along the way. Here’s what the plaque says:-
There was no room for me in the Youth Hostel at Perranporth, but I got a pitch in their campsite. Thinking ahead, I booked myself a place for tomorrow night at the backpacker’s hostel in Newquay.
For dinner I treated myself to scallops, black pudding and SALAD (so healthy!) at a pub, and then as the sun set over the YHA campsite’s fence, I turned in for the night.