Saturday, 20 April 2013

Week 5: Penzance to Falmouth - Day 30

Word of the day: Jackdaws
Cadgwith to Porthallow
12 miles

Walked to Poltesco where there is a very elegant new bridge, the design of which is based on the hull of a boat. Spent some time on the beach next to an old serpentine works and pilchard store.

Whilst walking through muddy areas of heathland with little change in the scenery I found my mind wandering quite a bit. It was heavy going underfoot - walking for hours like this is very tiring! We had lost the epic rock features as soon as we turned the corner at Lizard Point. Although still beautiful the landscape here is very different, softer and less extreme. The combination of dull weather, muddy conditions and overall lack of enthusiasm made today difficult from an artistic point of view. 

As we approached Coverack we were diverted inland at Chynhalls Cliff by a landslip. We were very pleasantly surprised when we stumbled on a field full of sculptures by Terence Coventry 

The sun came out whilst we were admiring the sculptures and my enthusiasm returned! 

A late afternoon walk around very muddy Lowland Point was followed by a quick paddle in Godrevy Cove to ease our sore feet. A good meal and a very comfy night in the Five Pilchards Inn. 

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