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Day 16 of the Longest Walk

Port Isaac to Padstow.
Port Isaac to Padstow.

Here we go again, and as per my usual process I start with the breakfast at The Stanley in Penzance, Well we have a difference of opinion as Anne decided that breakfast was good where’s I thought it was mediocre, we’ll leave it there, the room we had was nice with 2 window views over looking the sea.

The wind got stronger over night and we were woken up a couple of times, it was getting ominous for the morning!
After breakfast we were picked up and taken to Port Issac,
We didn’t arrive into Port Issac until 11am and didn’t set off until 11:10am the wind was blowing (20mph) and it was raining we were expecting the weather and as the day went the forecast was pretty accurate all day as it happened. So with wet legs and coats hats we were on the next leg, the first part of the walk from Port Issac to Pentire Point is certainly the toughest part of the day.

A result as Anne spotted a seal on the first day at Pine Haven it was a short but important occurrence as seeing seals seems to make the holiday (insert smiley face here he he).
We sat and had lunch at a point just after Kellan Head looking into Port Quin, and yet another Cow and Calf Rock out in the sea where the sea was breaking over them, as the tide was currently in.
When we got to the Rumps we took off our wet legs as the sun had been out for a while, and although there were black clouds in the distance we thought we’d relive ourselves of the cumbersome clothing, we walked round the Rumps, taking in the sea as it broke over The Mouls, at Rumps Point the weather looked like it was going to turn for the worse again, so I took a 360 picture and we headed back to the path. Just before getting back to the the main path we put our coats back on, not our wet legs though.
Yep the rain came and our legs paid the price, although the sun and the wind dried us out before getting to our overnight stop in Padstow. The run in toward Polzeath was much easier and with the wind still blowing but the sun breaking through we had some spectacular views of the sea crashing in over the rocks, and with all that wind there were of course many MANY surfers in the Polzeath paradise surf.
The walk round to Rock and the ferry across to Padstow was done mostly on the beach as the sea had by this time gone out. We do like walking along the beach if at all possible, who wouldn’t.

We caught the ferry across to Padstow found the Golden Lion, and as it happened ate the two, and I have to say it was very good.

I’ve noticed that today we have climbed the equivalent of Mount Everest, OK it’s taken a little while and over some years but hey I thought it was interesting Happy

If you have been thinking about doing a long distance walk, certainly in the UK then look online for a company like Lets Go Walking as they take the strain out of organising the accommodation and transfer of luggage and you, and the experience is well worth the effort of the walking.

*SWCP = South West Coastal Path

Pictures can be found here.
I will also add some short unedited clips of the Time Lapse walk on the video Page.

A few stats.
5 hours 30 mins walking. Total This week 5 Hours 30 mins
Total Walk 120 hours 04 mins
15.34 miles Distance, including extra walks to beaches and to the ends of any points we visited.
Total This week 15.34 Miles
Total Walk 198.92 Miles

Semi Official Data
This week total height climbed: 2,923 (891m)
Official Mileage from Minehead to Current Location-
Distance: 166.8 miles
Estimated time: 72.30 hours
Total height climbed: 34,918ft (10,643m)

Total time out including stops photo opportunity, enjoying tea and cake, 6 hours 40 mins. Total this week 6 hours 40 mins. Total walk time out 137 hours 19 mins.
An extra piece of info from my Fitbit total Steps = 30506 including extra walks to beaches and to the ends of any points we visited.

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