WEEK 46 Coverack to Polperro

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.  

Gerrans Bay, looking at Portscatho
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. 

look at the colour of the sea! Nare Head and Gull Rock
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!

Dartmoor Ponies on the path
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. 

the Red Rocket in Fowey

4 thoughts on “WEEK 46 Coverack to Polperro

  1. Val K June 27, 2016 / 8:11 pm

    I really understand how you must be feeling. I think devastated is the word! Keep on going,
    we are all having to work through it, I hope you soon find something to lift your spirits once
    more. Val x

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  2. Chris F June 27, 2016 / 8:23 pm

    Juice…….83 more in the bag, what an awesome and spectacular week in term of views. For what it is worth the country is still the same, the people are the same but some have taken a different direction that is all. We have to respect the democratic process that we have protected…..last Thursday showed it works (regardless of right or wrong), now ALL of us have to roll up our sleeves and sort it….or pray the politicians have the obvious to invoke the public interest clause and return the status quo!

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  3. Donna Munday June 27, 2016 / 8:29 pm

    Ah Luc, I think all of us who vote Remain are in a strange place. It must be weird for you cos you can’t see the political, financial, social and racial fall-out which is unavoidable 24/7 on TV and online. Not to mention the disintegration of the PLP. There appears to be a huge amount of regret felt by many who voted to leave, however when you hear some of their statements “I didn’t think my vote would count” “I didn’t think we’d really leave” and other even more ludicrous things…. well words fail me.

    If it’s any comfort, there have been no sign of celebrations by those in the Leave camp, in fact they clearly don’t know what to do next or how to do it. They don’t have a plan. Meanwhile, racist incidents in the UK against Europeans and non-Europeans alike rise sharply, the economy crumbles, and the rest of the world laughs at us. It’s grim.

    Shall I get off my soapbox now? Maybe we should plot you a route for the rest of the way round that takes you into the path of the constituencies that voted Remain? 🙂 Though that would mean a lot of diversions to London! You’ll feel better in South Hams though from there we might need to helicopter you into Brighton!

    Keep going Luc, and hopefully you will find comradeship and solidarity on the coastal path!

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  4. jomunday99 June 28, 2016 / 9:27 pm

    Nice one Don. I can’t think of anything to add except to send you a big hug Lucy – it must feel lonely out there at the moment.

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