Monday, 27 May 2019

Portreath to Carbis Bay

It was a Sunday, and I got the bus to Camborne. The bus station didn't look very inviting, a bit dull and drab, no one about. I thought I might walk to Portreath on the coast and do a section of the coastal path. I didn't have a street map of the town so I didn't know which direction to go, no one to ask. Another bus pulled in, it said Portreath on the front, that's lucky I thought.

There was a German couple on the bus, with very big backpacks, and they got off at Portreath. Then I found they were going in the same direction as me, so we had a little chat. It wasn't long before we split up though, they were going at a slightly slower pace than me and my little day backpack. We met later on, when I stopped and they caught me up. Then again later when I caught them up.

I had a bimble round Portreath, a nice little town, then set off. Looking back as I joined the coastal path.


Once again fantastic views over the rocky coastline.

It was very hilly and steep in places. The less steep path goes round to the right there, the shorter path is steeper and goes straight up.



The Lighthouse is on Godrevy Island.




Ooops, rather a lot of pictures of the Lighthouse.

I didn't take any more pictures. There was a stretch of path which went over the sand dunes, and I think everyone know what sand dunes look like, once you've seen one you's seen them all. I completely lost the official path so I went down onto the beach and walked along there, a lot easier. I was heading for Hayle and thought I might get a bus back from there.

Checking the times on the bus shelter I found there wasn't a bus back to Carbis Bay, oh dear, buses pack up early on a Sunday. I went to the train station to see if there was a train. oh dear, no trains either. Now what. Taxi perhaps.

Well I had done the stretch from Hayle to Carbis Bay before, so there was nothing else to do but to go for it. Best foot forward and start marching, and I did, as fast as my little legs would carry me. No need to check the map, I knew where I was going.

Arrived back at 7pm. 16 miles walked that day. A relief to get in the room and put my feet up.  Toodle pip.  ilona

11 comments:

  1. Well, you had a lovely day but you must have been exhausted - especially with such steep walks in places. Hope you had a good night's sleep!

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  2. You have certainly seen a lot more of Cornwall than what I did when last there 40 years ago!.If I remember rightly,we just traveled,by car to the local towns and had a mooch around them.The coastal walking wasnt so easy with a pushchair,lol.I would love to revisit now though,travel light and walk those paths!.I love the photos of the lighthouse.They are another of my favourite things to see.You have certainly added to your walking miles!xx

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  3. Wow! Quite a walk to celebrate your birthday, Ilona! You are an absolute inspiration, love your spirit and creativity; here’s to many more years of it to come,xxxxx

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    1. Thank you. I hope I get many more years. xxx

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  4. Great pictures and memories for me of the walks my husband and I did before his stroke. Well done on walking back when the buses had stopped, I think I would have been panicking at that point.

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  5. Lovely adventure. bet you slept like a little log. xx

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  6. Worth the trip. ;) Beautiful!

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  7. Hi Ilona Glad you are having a lovely time. The photos are brilliant and so inviting. Amy and Benny havent been well but i have been fussing over them like a mother hen and am pleased to say it has worked. Felix soups sardines tuna juice etc.etc. Love works wonders. Amy back to her favourite haunts. I think they both got involved in a cat fight. Will have to keep a watchful eye on them from now on. Enjoy the rest of your holiday. Lots of love Liz Amy and Benny.xxxxx

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    1. Hello. I have been back home for a week now.

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  8. It's lovely when you connect with people on your walks. Did you tell the hikers that you are half German yourself?
    The pictures are fabulous, does your soul good to see such beauty!

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