Wonderful food, a warm welcome and a beautiful location.

SWCP Day 15 – Birds and Boats

After enjoying wonderful hospitality, a great dinner at Daphne’s last night and having been promised dry weather, we were very excited about today. This morning we were undeterred  by the early rain and it just about petered out by lunchtime but I think the Met office’s A team must be on holiday – either that or their Christmas decs have fallen over the weather charts. However still fantastic sights to be seen and today lots of lovely places we’d like to have stayed and explored so will add to the list of places to return to – Portloe, Goran Haven, Jamestown, Fowey

Jamestown

It’s officially against the law to visit Jamestown Harbour and not say ‘Aaaarrrrrrr!’

Last night we met a man who had sea-kayaked round the coast of Britain. What a great adventure Kit and I thought – maybe the next one if we can get it past Penny and Holly. Better not mention the landslide we came across this morning taking the coat path 200 feet down to the water – they’d only worry, especially if they found out we crossed the path anyway. And that wasn’t the only landslip we saw today; there are plenty of them at the moment.

Kit headed back to Kingswear once we reached Goran Haven but at Mevagissey, three of Dartmouth’s finest had arrived to boost morale. Huge thanks to Denise, Sue and Val for making the effort to come down and see us – next time you might like to wear walking shoes and join me on the coast path??

Denise, Sue and Val

And these weren’t the only birds to come out to play.  I also saw three peregines.  Always great to see them but tricky walking whilst looking vertically at the skies.

peregrine-falcon

Pigeons Beware

Today’s walk was very long but shouldn’t have been too arduous. Unfortunately the still very waterlogged path made it very hard work in parts and I finished on the dot of 6:00 in Fowey. This is about 5 miles beyong the planned finish point but I’m hoping to get to the Cremyll Ferry by tomorrow evening because it doesn’t run on New Years day.

My feet are now almost back to 100% and everything else appears to be working well.  Fingers crossed for walking strongly into the New Year.

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