Wednesday, 31 July 2013
Day 10 - Monday 29 July
26.2 miles from Porthcothan to Port Gaverne Apologies for late posting – I was having lots of problems with accessing internet and with this blogger. A much better day. I was joined by Richard from work who had run an 18/20 mile race the day before! The first half of the day was easy running to Padstow around Trevose Head and ???? and then up the Gannell River to Padstow. You don’t see Padstow at all from a distance. Padstow was packed with tourists and not very pleasant as they were all ambling around. We bought some water and then made a quick escape on the ferry across to Rock. From Rock around to Polzeath was easy walking although we did have a bit of a wander through the sand dunes. After Polzeath the path was still supposed to be easy, but I wouldn’t say it was easy. Lovely coastal views though. The last 3 miles to Port Isaac were supposed to be more challenging and they were, with a series of ups and downs. We were pleased to get to Port Isaac where again there were loads of tourists. We walked past Doc Martin’s house and I recognised a few other buildings from Doc Martin. Apparently they have just finished recording another series. We walked on another ½ mile to Port Gaverne where Alan picked us up. The forecast was for showers but we didn’t have any in spite of heavy showers elsewhere in Cornwall. In fact by the end of the day parts of me that the factor 50 had missed were quite red.