Saturday, May 5, 2012

South West Coast Path: Day 5 - Porthcurno to Penzance

Last day on the coast path.  Needed to make it to Penzance by 4pm because that's when my train left.  Purchased a cheap ticket so it was that train or getting a new ticket...Started the day with a HUGE breakfast.  Muesli and OJ followed by a full English breakfast of an egg, 2 slices of bacon, sausage, black pudding, white pudding, fried bread, beans, 2 tomato halves, two slices of toast, and a pot of tea.  YUMMmmmmm.  Left with a full stomach ready for the day ahead.
View from my bedroom window...yes you can see the sea!

Back toward Porthcurno

Fun little waterfall

Different signage

First (and only) wooded area of the coast path

Lots of flowers along the path

Lunch...probably the nicest lunch I had from any day.  Usually I just had some fruit and flapjacks (like a compact granola bar)

Coming into the village of Mousehole

Overlooking Mousehole

Coming into Penzance

Rail station...the end

Lots of lovely coast, forested areas, and villages today.  Got to Penzance by about 3pm, just enough time to wander around and find some authentic organic cornish ice cream.  Probably got sunburnt today as well, but that's better than ending by getting rained upon.  Total of around 11 or 12 miles today.  Long trip back to London Paddington, then on the tube home to Wood Green.  Got in around 10:30pm.

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