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Wednesday, 6 July 2016

South West Coast Path 1

Wednesday 6th July 2016

Departed Arnside 7:51 am

Arrived Penzance 17:12 pm

Original rail ticket enquiry several weeks ago quoted £135. Subsequent browsing found Split Ticket website - cost £35.

I had booked in to Bay Lodge b and b where I stayed in 2008 for the start of my Land's End John 'o Groats walk. When I rang they remembered me because of the early breakfast to catch the morning bus to Land's End. I will be doing the same tomorrow morning and walking the sixteen miles back here for a second night. I'm off to the pub for food now. Will post later and update if anything of interest occurs.

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At 7:00 pm there was initial doubt of having a table at the Longboat Inn, but they squeezed me in - the shape of things to come?

Sticky table, greasy chips, soggy batter on fish, frozen peas, small portions, limited menu.

I had a walk round Penzance to find something better for tomorrow. Everything was closed and I couldn't find one other eating place except for an Indian where, although open, all was dark and it

 seemed devoid of customers. On the way back to Bay Lodge at last I found the Bay, a posh restaurant up a steep hill and booked a table for tomorrow.

Bay Lodge B and B is excellent. Well recommended. They have just given me a fabulous early breakfast tray for the morning.


Bay Lodge B and B. Recommended
Coast path and St Michael's Mount
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Penzance
Photos would not go. Will try later.



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2 comments:

Gayle said...

I wondered where you'd got to! Turns out I had the dates wrong; I thought you were setting out on the 4th.

I'll look forward to following you for the next few days, until we go off to France and I have to start being conservative in terms of both battery and data usage.

John J said...

An excellent choice of path Conrad - albeit a tough 'un! I'm rather confined to barracks at the moment, following your adventures will make a fine tonic :-)