83 miles walked
(total 2,700 miles walked)
The Walking seemed hard again this week, although not like the North coast. Lots of beautiful scenery.
I have been getting the impression that Cornwall is a land on a slant, tilted South. The cliffs in the North coast (from Hartland Point) are very high and so the rivers are small and dig deep gullies to reach the sea. The South coast feels lower and more rolling hills with huge great estuaries. I can’t quite believe how diverse the scenery is on the SW Coast Path.
I saw lots of ponies this week; lots of different types (Dartmoor, Shetland and others) are employed to graze the cliffs. On the whole they do a good job, but the Highways Agent still need to get their strimmer on those paths!
Strange weather again this week. I have even heard Cornishmen exclaiming that they can’t read the weather at the moment.
Unfortunately my heart wasn’t in the walking at the end of this week. I temporarily fell out of love with this country and felt my values diverged from this Nation’s. Considering my aim has always been to see more of the country I love this presented a problem. I’m working through it.