So far, this is our most strenuous walk. It leads through the most varied terrain we've encountered on the path, there's a surprise up every hill and around every corner and the weather is wicked in some areas. Probably all that excitement is why this is our favorite hike.
It's rainy and cold as we head down the main street in Marazion to get bus to Penzance. Bob and I leave before Susanne so we can putz around Penzance a bit.
After putzing we eat a bacon sandwich and a down a pot of tea.
We take the bus to Lamorna and it starts raining again. It will do this all day long! Sunny and hot then storming and freezing. Take raincoat off, put it on, take it off, you get the idea. The bus takes us to top of the hill that leads down a lane to the coast. It doesn't seem fair that we have to walk a mile just to get to the trail.
Back in the days of contraband alcohol, a wink would get you a drink.
We reach Lamorna Cove. And drink a third cup of tea.
The path starts out rocky and steep.
Cirrus clouds. Weather changing.
A giant rock beach!
We leave the rocks and enter the woods.
It's right here when the wind picks up. For a good ten minutes we can barely walk against the wind and rain. By the time we make it down, the clouds start to part.
That little patch of beach up there is Porthcurno. The weather has changed once again.
Site of very first cable connection from UK to Brest then via trans-Atlantic cable to Canada, then US. Read about the transatlantic telegraph cable here.
Now we begin the climb down, across the beach, and up the other side.