SWCP – Newquay to Perranporth (Day 23)

I haven’t really mentioned the weather much since I started but its basically been pure sunshine EVERY day since April 3rd. I have been very lucky indeed, and have certainly caught the sun. I hadn’t even used my rain coat once – until today.

It rained overnight, and was cloudy and overcast for most of today, with some short showers while I was walking. This didn’t put a dampener on my spirits though, it actually was nice to have a bit of rain and put my waterproofs on for a change.

As I made my way out of Newquay there were surfers out at Fistral Beach again despite the weather. I got some good photographs on my digital camera of them, then left them behind and walked south to Pentire Point East. From here there were some pretty amazing views over the Gannel River, and I had a lengthy spell going inland to cross it, passing over a small wooden bridge to Penpol Creek and making my way back to the coast, and to Pentire Point West.

I then passed the sheltered cove of Porth Joke, and made my way inland briefly again to Holywell (known for its… holy wells).

The Coast Path then made its way out of Holywell and over Ministry of Defence land, passing Penhale Point and Ligger Point before dropping down to Perran Beach – another incredibly long beach (I’m seeing quite a few of these!).

After a long walk over the beach to Perranporth, I explored the town a little and I’m now heading back to my hostel for the night – with a 12inch chicago town pepperoni pizza. :). Looking forward to a bed tonight after a week of camping!

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