Sunday, 9 June 2013

Week 6: Falmouth to Plymouth - Day 34

Veryan to Portholland
6 miles
Word of the day: Headlands

After a long (10 hours) and comfortable night we set out in the mizzle to re-join the coast path near Carne Beach. Stopped to sketch a very flowery path through low trees below Polcreek and above Pennarrin Point.  Passed a perfect bivvy spot inside a ruin at Tregagles Hole.

Walked up onto Nare Head with its spectacular gorse and far reaching views (at least that's what the book says - we couldn't see much!)

Stopped to sketch but it rained - a lot! Eventually did the above sketch - surprisingly intact considering it was so wet and I had to prise the pages apart that evening. Walked on to Portloe, the low point being a tasteless lunch of lukewarm bland mixed grains and cold tinned fish in miserably wet conditions (a suitably grey meal for the grey day). We passed Broom Parc, the house used in the filming of The Camomile Lawn by Mary Wesley; a lady I was lucky enough to meet when she lived in Totnes.

The last section from Portloe to Portholland was a bit strenuous and we were glad when we arrived at the Penvose B & B (and the wonderfully named Jingle House). It was two miles back to the pub so we were very grateful when April and Ben offered to make us dinner. 

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