Saturday, June 30, 2018

South West Coast Path: Newquay to Perranporth Walk

Off message. Drove back today after a lovely week's holiday in Cornwall recovering from UNISON conference. I did of course develop the traditional post conference lurgy but it did not spoil the break.

Yesterday Gill and I had the best walk of the week along a section of the South West Coast Path from Newquay to Perranporth. The weather was marvellous and it took us across drop dead gorgeous Cornish beach after beach.

You had to take your walking shoes off to paddle across some of the breaches and while there was some up and down walking along headlands, there was nothing too strenuous.

Highlight of the walk was watching a colony of seals basking in the sun off Kelsey Head. We counted 18 seals (bottom right of collage - not that you can see easily see them).

Worse thing while paddling was avoiding stepping on evil looking translucent jellyfish on the huge Perran Beach.

The sat nav said we had walked 9.3 miles and we got the 87 bus back to Newquay (google maps on my smartphone was spot on for public transport information). So only another 621 miles to finish the walk! While waiting for bus we had the best ever Cornish dairy ice cream. 

Thoroughly recommend this walk (and the ice cream). 

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