Saturday, 20 April 2013

Week 5: Penzance to Falmouth - Day 31

Word of the day: Wild Garlic
Porthallow to Maenporth
11 miles
Wonderful sculpture on the beach marking the half way point (315 miles down - 315 miles to go). 
Walk immediately diverted by a large landslip (one of many we have seen this week) but soon back on the path and admiring the colours of the bracken and bramble stems - had to stop and sketch them.

Round Nare Point and headed inland to Gillan Creek where James (a graduate of Bristol Uni) ferried us across.  Then a long muddy stretch through the trees to Helford and another ferry crossing.

Along the park like coast below Trebah and Glendurgan Gardens and then sketched at Mawnan Shear. Nearly got blown over on exposed Rosemullion Head and then passed a grove of sprouting gunnera looking like a scene from Alien.  

Finally arrived at Maenporth to be met with a cream tea by Gail & Arthur Shiers at the Avalon Guest House http://www.avalonmaenporth.com/. Finished the day off with a succulent bit of fish at the Cove Bistro - hosted by the effervescent Hana! http://www.thecovemaenporth.co.uk/

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