Cornish coastal marathon (30th September 2016)

By this point the South West peninsula seemed to never end, and I wanted to make some serious progress.

Friday 30th September 2016

Walked past old airfield then down to tin mine, then through St Agnes. Walked along beach to Porthtowan then along to Portreath.

As usual, almost everyone else was walking in a northerly direction

Continued, skipping Godrery Point down to sand dunes (Towans).

I had come to a fairly urban section, so the best option was now to push on to St Ives where I could stay cheaply at a hostel. I called ahead and found they had plenty of space.

Although I could see St Ives not far off over the bay, it was actually still a long distance to walk because I had to walk to a bridge over the River Hayle.

Then around River Hayle estuary. Approaching Carbis Bay there seemed to be a real micro-climate.

The plants were different here – more tropical. Unlike most of the north Cornish coast, Carbis Bay and St Ives are sheltered from the winds and waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

Carbis Bay

Finally into St Ives and checked into hostel.

Distance: 26.3 miles [view on map]

The sunglasses I set out with had broken, but I found these new ones

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