Thursday, 5 July 2012

Week 4: St Ives to Penzance 'On the Path' Day 22

St Ives to Zennor
8 miles
1600 ft of ascent
Word of the day: Seal-song
Starting on a Thursday because the weather has been so bad, we have shortened the itinerary to 5 days. The two days will be easily recovered over the next couple of weeks; also it makes the journeys to and from home easier.

After a quick cup of tea in St Ives we got away just before two. Stopped briefly a few times to do some very rapid sketching as a warm-up exercise. I have been finding that my first sketches of each week are a bit rusty so I am hoping this will help.
As we passed the Carracks (offshore rocks) we could hear the seals singing - I counted at least 20!
Walked inland to Zennor to stay in the Backpackers Hostel; this is in an old chapel and is great although the beds were a bit hard. Nearly didn't get anything to eat in the pub but fortunately they had a no-show so we got fed at 9.
Hard going today, easily the worst path surface on the path so far - clambering over rocks and very boggy but at least there wasn't much up and down.



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