Sunday, 28 February 2010

Walk 9, 10 and 11

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.

Walk 10

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! .

Walk 12


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!

Friday, 12 February 2010

Walk 8

Plymouth to Freathy

11 miles

Started from Plymouth with a ferry ride and the sign on the photo was there to greet me when I got across the water! Cornwall here I come :) Had to cut the walk short today due to the fact I had to take the doggy with me (see other photo) the going was very easy and the weather was cold but calm...I think the dog coped well as he has never walked more than 2 or 3 miles in one go...infact I dont think he was lagging behind at the end due to tiredness...I just think he was bored :)

Walk 6 and 7

Bigbury on Sea to Plymouth

27 miles

My first walk with a stopover.

First part of the walk was from Bigbury to Newton Ferrers (16miles). this included having to wade across the river Erme, so shoes and socks off and into the ICY water up to my thigh...current was a bit quick in the middle as well! Stopped over night in Newton Ferrers (see bottom photo) went to the pub in the evening and a BIG shout for the lovely people in the Dolphin Inn that made me welcome as soon as I walked in the door, thanks for the game of darts...double favorite! oh yea the food was great as well!

Second part of the walk was from Wembury to Plymouth (11 miles) thanks to Jill at the B&B for the lift round to Wembury this is due again to the fact that the ferry only runs in summer. I saw a few Exmoor ponies running wild. Second photo (top) is of Wembury church...aparently a very popular location for having your wedding!