Freathy to Looe 12miles
The weather was fantastic 6 deg and very sunny, had a detour around the MOD firing range at the start of the walk...yes they were firing..thought I was in Iraq!. The going was easy untill Portwinkle then it was all up and down to Looe. Just before I hit Looe I had the misfortune of going thru Millendreath...well what can I say................DUMP, talk about "last one out switch the lights out" please! The B&B at Looe was great, a room with a view! Also a mention for the curryhouse in Looe called Moonlight, fantastic food.
Looe to Par
Nice and flat on the way out of Looe, weather fine again. Todays biggest problem was thirst (didn't take enough water! had to drink from a stream in the end which not suprisingly tasted better than tap water) and MUD talk about heavy going...there were places that it was that thick I expected to be passed by a Hippo!. I went thru some of Cornwalls finest fishing villages on the way Polruan, Fowey and Polperro to name but a few. Stopped in Par overnight at a lovely B&B who washed and dried my socks due to there muddy condition! Par itself is spoilt by an enormous factory that is perched on the edge of there massive beach, refused to take a picture of that monstrosity! .
Par to Mevagissey
Walked past the enormous factory...Quickly! then it was on to Carlyon Bay over another golf course (5th one so far not been hit by a ball yet!) weather was fine, encountered the usual amount of mud and a suprisingly a lot of steps today..infact at one point the hill I had to climb had 171 steps, that I believe is a record for me in one go! I also went thru Charlestown where there are 3 Square Riggers in the harbour, these are regularly used on film sets and TV progs. Mevagissey was at the end of the walk and is the nicest of the ports I have been to so far, especially out of season!