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SWCP - Day 17 - Newquay to Perranporth

sunny 22 °C

Steps / Distance: 36,677 25.07 km
Rating: moderate

In fact, I found this quite easy today, but I think that's because the tide was out and I could walk on the hard sand of the flat beaches, instead of scrambling up and down the dunes behind the beaches. Especially Perranporth beach, which was long, but quite an easy walk. I also had the shorter option of the ferry instead of the foot bridge and did the walk around the Fistral Beach and Pentire headlands yesterday, saving time this morning.

Note the beaches are relatively empty compared to the past week, now that the kids are back in school after their mid-term break.
Crantock Beach
Polly Joke (aka Porth Joke). You can see the poppies in the background behind me.
Holywell Bay and Gull Island
And the endless Perranporth beach. This reminded me of our camel ride in Egypt, except these are horses, of course.

I'm staying in a cottage in Rose, a 45 min walk from the end of Perranporth beach. In retrospect, it's not a great location for walkers, given the distance from the path and the busy roads I've had to walk in order to eat and buy groceries. My husband says it's the journey not the destination, to which I responded that the journey to this particular destination sucked 😁. Lesson learned.

Weather is still perfect, although the 10-day forecast is starting to show some rain. It keeps changing, so we'll see if that happens.

Posted by Deb Godley 19:05 Archived in England

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