Monday, 11 June 2012

Week 3: Padstow to St Ives 'On the Path' Day 16

Harlyn Bay to Mawgan Porth

12 miles
1800 ft of ascent
Word of the day: Thrift

Early start and saw a barn owl hunting near Trevose Head. Pleasant walk to Booby's Bay. Stopped to sketch looking across towards Constantine Bay. Realised I had forgotten my big brush and improvised using grass strapped onto a pencil using masking tape. Stopped at the YHA cafe in Treyarnon Bay for an excellent breakfast bap. Stopped again just before Porthcothan to sketch Will's Rocks. Weather got really warm and sunny. The light on the sea was amazing. Saw a blue lagoon that could have been in the Med. Stopped for an ice cream at Bedruthan Steps NT cafe. 
Just as we left we saw some people rescued from the rocks by a Royal Navy helicopter; the lifeboat was also there but it was too rough for them to do a rescue. The lifeboat did rescue another family of 5 from around the corner. All these people were bank holiday visitors caught out by the tide.
Last stop was on the cliffs just after Mawgan Porth; photographed a huge garden-like collection of flowers.

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