The Story So Far

Hilary and I have now got a much better understanding of how to interpret the OS maps and directions. We recognise that when the contour lines are really close together then we are going to have a tough time of things!

The other thing that we have really noticed is the extraordinarily striking beauty of the Cornish Coastline. The rock formations, striations and smugglers’ coves have been distracting us all along the way.

Welcombe Mouth

The beach at our start point Welcombe Mouth.

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The view back along Widemouth Bay

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One of many fantastic headlands with the GCHQ dishes in the far background. We still haven’t been able to leave them behind!

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A Day 3 phenomenon!

Rocky Valley towards Tintagel

Rocky Valley towards Tintagel

Another thing we have learnt is to make a note of the landscapes in the future as we take photos so we can annotate them properly afterwards!

We have also passed some fascinating structures dotted along the coast. Man certainly likes to leave his mark! So aside from the aforementioned GCHQ dishes which we thought we should not photograph! there was the tiny abandoned coastguard lookout which we passed on Day 1 along with Hawker’s Hut and the the Compass Point Tower in Bude.

Compass Point Tower

Compass Point Tower

There have also been numerous relics of man’s impact on the landscape. Ruined homesteads, what appeared to be an abandoned slate quarry and of course Tintagel Castle.

Finally – who knew there were so many Gull Rocks? 3 so far in just under 36 miles of coastline!

 

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