Hello Dear Reader,
Start your walk by heading to the Cliff path due north of Trevarrian, between Mawgan Porth and Watergate Bay, when you get there…..head for Watergate Bay and be prepared for mud, sheep, steep climbs and sweeping vistas!
We packed a picnic and coffee for three and headed off to spend a few hours and a walk with a friend and colleague who has a caravan on the north coast. We had a pot of tea and then set off.
The coast path is maintained by the National Trust and is open to every one. We exchanged cheery hellos with everyone we passed and walked far too close to the edge but couldn’t take our eyes off the views.
There wasn’t much surf today, what there was was blown out and no ‘clean waves’.
I would like to report that we saw loads of bumble bees who love these flowers.
Believe it or not, people carry surf board down the incredibly steep slopes to get to this tiny cove.
There were lots of places to sit, take in the air and get our breath back.
This is typical of the gradients of the walk but the views are worth it.
See what I mean?
Views, views, views and more views. Above is the view from behind and below is what we could see as we walked towards Watergate Bay. We avoided Watergate Bay today, polo on the beach………….wall to wall designer wellies, Range Rovers, Barbour jackets and Veuve Clicquot! I would have loved to have seen the polo ponies but could do without most of Kensington and Chelsea on the beach!
I had to share this sight with you and give you the full narrative. As you walk along the cliff path, you will pass barefoot, bare chested, running surfers who are trying to make it to the waves before they blow out, the tide turns or the wind gets up or dies down. They always run. On the one hand it’s a sporting warm up and on the other it’s a desperate need to make it to the best waves. I wanted to tell them it was messy and blown out and not to bother, but they ran off in a blur before I had the chance.
They looked hard core with their retro single fin boards and if you look very, very closely at the picture below you will just see them clambering down the cliffs to get to the waves. We passed many more surfers/runners and watched some of the surfers catch some waves but mostly they spent their time paddling out to disappointment.
This is a perfect day out for me. Lunch on a picnic table on a campsite with a friend, a long winding circular walk and perfect weather. We spent the afternoon in the garden and had tea on the patio. A perfect day out with no money spent!
Over to you Dear Reader. Any surfers or bodyboarders? (I’m one of the latter) Has anyone else been to or familiar with North Cornwall? Who else has had a perfect no spend day? I also thought I would share Dolly’s dirty face……she loves digging and snuffling……..maybe I could train her to hunt for truffles?
Love Froogs xxxxxxxxxxx