30th June – Combe to Perranporth

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

Saturday

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.

003 Tide going out between Porthtowan and Chapel Porth
Waiting for the tide to go out near Porthtowan

A bit further up the coast I got to Chapel Porth Beach, my grandson Eben’s favourite beach!

004 Chapel Porth Eden beach
Chapel Porth beach

St Agnes, where my son Stuart and his family were living until earlier this year, was the next milestone along the way.

005 St Agnes
St Agnes

And finally I arrived in Perranporth, visiting Linda’s bench along the way.  Here’s what the plaque says:-

006 Plaque on Linda's bench Perranporth

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.

007 Sunset YHA Perranporth
Picturesque Perranporth sunset

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