Constantine Bay to Porthcothan 21.7.17

I wake up to the sound of rain and my heart sinks – a quick look at the forecast confirms my fears, heavy rain for the next few hours. A new plan is needed so I decide to go to the cinema in Newquay and try for a shorter walk later. The lovely couple who run the BnB offer me a lift – it’s a 20 minute drive. Waving goodbye I head into the cinema only to be told that the film is sold out – there is only one cinema in the town and every holidaymaker in the area is hiding from the rain – oh well……..

Dispirited I walk back through the town and duck into a cafe to make another plan. The rain actually looks like it might be easing but it’s a 45 minute bus ride to where I could start my walk – oh well….

By the time I arrive at Constantine Bay the owners of the beach cafe are tipping up the seats to let the rain run off and there is the occasional glimpse of weak sunshine. I fortify myself with a cup of very good coffee and start walking south along the beach (Porthcothan Bridge is undergoing repairs and no busses are running in the area – this means I will do a circular walk, coming back on the road)

IMG_3448At the end of the beach is a beautiful house with what the Scots call a “sitootery” overlooking the beach……………

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……and further up the hill another dream house…………………………………………………………………

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I am now crossing a wide flat area, fenced off in places and this is why……………………………..

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…………..evidence of recent rainfall…………………………………………………………………………………………..

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I then walk along the top of the cliffs and down into Porthcothan.

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By this time I am getting  little peckish so before I set out on the road back to the bus stop in Clementine Bay I stop for a cream tea – one of the many Cornish delights. This has been a short walk but I’m glad the weather didn’t keep me in all day.

Distance: 3 miles (and 3 miles back)

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