Padstow to Porthcothan. The Final Day

The 14th Day began with weather warnings for heavy rain. But the sky looked OK as we had breakfast. By the time we were ready to leave Padstow the rain had started so on went the wet weather gear and we made our way up the path to StepperPoint and the 13.5 miles to Porthcothan.

20131004-081816.jpg A large storm hit us not long into the walk and we had heavy rain that lashed down for about an hour with thunder and lightening. A real test for the boots and waterproofs.

We had some brief shelter when we reached a round tower and two other walkers joined us for a few minutes rest before we carried on to Trevone Bay for a hot tea. The storm had passed by the time we had finished our drink but it was still raining and although the path was easygoing in terms of climbs and descents, the rain made hard going at times and slowed our progress.

When we got to Harlyn Bay, Fluff’s daughter Annie and her two dogs, joined us for the afternoon walk and the weather improved with strong sunshine for the last few miles.>


We rounded Trevose Head and saw the impressive bays with some surfers. Another stop at the YHA at Treyarnon for refreshments and then along the coast to reach Porthcothan where we were met by Linda, Mary, Steph, Esther and Gill. The final walk was the of course up a hill for about a mile to reach Old Macdonald’s Farm for the night.

In the evening the whole group went for dinner at the local pub to go through the stories and pictures from the two weeks which seemed to have flown by.


One thought on “Padstow to Porthcothan. The Final Day

  1. Just looking back at the blog and wondering did it all actually happen?? and then Tommy’s feet come into view and I know it did!!! I think a few big thank-yous are in order. To Gareth for his photographic expertise (definitely the Countryfile Calenadr next year Gareth), Steve for his excellent blogging, so much appreciated by us homebirds particularly, and of course Brian for sorting the whole experience out and making sure it all went smoothly. Not forgetting Dave H and in our case Dave M for their taxiing to and fro and of course Fluff for keeping his harem going!! And also Linda and Esther for their great hospitality as always. (is that everyone?) The socks are washed the waterproofs are all dried out and we are now on’tinternet looking for a holiday to get over it all!!?? Great to see you all last weekend. Keep in touch. Lotsa luv Mary & Tommyxx

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