WEEK 45 Penzance to Coverack

43 miles walked

(total 2,617 miles walked)

Only half a week, but enough time to get all the way around Mount’s Bay and to Britain’s most Southerly mainland point. Rounding Lizard Point I felt like I’d turned for home. 

looking back around Mount’s Bay
The good weather finally broke this week, although hopefully it will return. 

a memorial to all mariners lost at sea and buried on the cliffs around about Porthleven
There has been another change in the landscape this week. Firstly the sandy beaches have been much coarser, more grit-like than before. Secondly, the rocks changed around the Lizard Peninsula. I learned that I was seeing a lot of Serpentine rock as I walked through the, quite extensive, Lizard National Nature Reserve. 

In my latest map pack-up I also received a new pair of sunglasses (an emergency purchase after kneeling on my other ones and breaking them) and a belt for my increasingly baggy shorts. Finally I no longer need to wear my shorts as if I’m a teenage boy. 

rocks that look like lizard skin on the Lizard Peninsula

2 thoughts on “WEEK 45 Penzance to Coverack

  1. Jane Heywood June 21, 2016 / 4:51 pm

    Lucy, Your coming up to our favourite point, the Helford River, we spent a fab holiday there last year, Enjoy!!

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    • Lucy June 30, 2016 / 7:15 pm

      I didn’t see enough of the Helford River really. I liked the towns of Helford and Helford Passage. I think you need a boat or a kayak to explore properly.

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