We survived the first night of camping , a cold night so we layered up with clothes, hats and gloves, inside our sleeping bags. All quiet on the campsite as unsurprisingly we were the only campers there. There were a few people in static caravans who offered to lend us a kettle, not sure where we would plug it in, but it was a nice thought.
It was nice to wake up to a few comments on our Blog, a particular surprise to hear from a couple we met briefly at a B & B on the Great Glen when we were walking JOGLE in 2016, if we remember correctly, at South Lagan. Any comments in the Blog help us to remain positive when the going gets tough, so please keep posting.
The walk today was through ‘proper’ Kernow. Fields full of unpicked daffodils, remains of the tin mining industry (Steve likes saying ‘Poldark’ in a mock Cornish accent) and strange standing stones and circles. Steve found a pack animal for his rucksack but Lynn vetoed it.
Different views for us, as usually we follow the coast path up through Cornwall and Devon but we decided to try an inland route, which delivered glorious views of both the north and south coasts. Dry all day until we reached Lelant.
In 2016 we used paper maps and posted maps ahead to a number of campsites. This time we are trying to navigate using the Ordnance Survey map app on an iPhone. Steve preloaded all the routes and we follow ‘the line’. So far, charging the phone and power bank hasn’t been an issue. We will see.
This evening at Gwithian Farm campsite which is a lovely well kept site and came with a warm welcome but wet weather.