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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When my lovely wife Linda died in June 2007, at Sobell House Hospice in Oxford, after a long battle with breast cancer, I decided to journey from John O’Groats to Land’s End to raise funds for the hospice and Cancer Research UK.

Now ten years after Ride, Stride, Glide I am going to walk from The Lizard, the most southerly point in England, to Cape Wrath in north west Scotland. This is a journey of around 1900 kilometres and 52000 metres of ascent. This time I am raising funds for Sobell House Hospice.

My route will basically link six of the long distance paths in the UK. In order these are the South West Coastal Footpath, Offa’s Dyke, the Pennine Way, the Southern Upland Way, the West Highland Way, and the Cape Wrath Trail. I will be starting my trip on June 28th and plan to finish in early October

I would be very grateful for your support and any donation that you are able to make. I have a JustGiving site at http://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/neil-jordan4

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