Half way

Well, I was planning a happy, upbeat post to this blog to do justice to the absolutely gorgeous section from St Ives to the halfway point of the South West Coast Path, at Porthallow. But just a few miles short of Porthallow, I got a message from Neil, back at home, that our 20 year old cat, Jameson, had taken a turn for the worse. A visit to the vet confirmed the worst, and with that, we let him go.

Of course we knew this was coming, but it’s still hard when it does, and very hard to not be there to say goodbye – I was just 28 when I got him as a cute little kitten, he’s been a big part of my life!

So I think I’ll just post some photos, with a brief explanation of what they’re about.

Walking is very therapeutic, so hoping to be able to post something more cheerful in a few days’ time.

Classic Cornish “mizzle” between St Ives and Pendeen Watch, before it turned into pouring rain later in the day.
The arsenic works, Geevor
Ruins of Geevor Tin Mine
Old tin mines at Botallack
Old tin mines at Botallack
Land’s End
That signpost at Land’s End – didn’t pay to stand next to it last time either, and we’d walked down from John O’Groats to get there!
Near Land’s End
Dartmoor ponies refusing to get off the path near Treen
Wild camping near Praa Sands, on an old spoil heap next to an open mineshaft


Flowers on the edge of the Predannack Downs
Pure Cornwall – blackcurrant and clotted cream ice cream at Kynance Cove
Britain’s most southerly point, Lizard Point
Moon over Lizard Youth Hostel, where I treated myself to another night in a proper bed!
Half way there – 315 miles done, 315 to go.

  1. Andrew Scott Hall
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    Well done so far

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