Monday, 11 June 2012

Week 3: Padstow to St Ives 'On the Path' Day 17

Mawgan Porth to Perranporth

5 miles walked
486 ft of ascent
Word of the day: Surf

Awoke to torrential rain, low cloud and strong winds.  Managed to get tent down in a brief lull.
Too wet and windy to walk so we bussed to Newquay to pick up supplies. Great smoothies, coffee and brownie in the Watershed Cafe (thanks Charlie!)

Bussed to Holywell Bay and walked out to Penhale Point for some photos and quick colour notes. Holywell Bay looked great with good waves but was deserted apart from a surf class and a couple of kite flyers.
The long waves breaking on Perran Beach were absolutely stonking; the one good thing about bad weather is the opportunity to experience the raw power of the sea. A cream tea at the Stepping Stones Cafe (thanks Linda) was much appreciated. Decided to spend the night in a B&B (with amazing views over the beach); judging by the noise of wind and rain all night this was a wise decision! 

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