Pictures contributed by Andy and Carolyn; short story by Carolyn
This jaunt was spent in the Treyarnon Bay Youth Hostel, beautifully situated just 50 metres from the sea with fabulous coastal views. People walked, cycled, paddled, surfed, bbq’ed on the year’s longest day, and ate some of Rick Stein’s fish and chips (perfectly cooked according to report, but a bit small for a hearty hiker’s appetite!). I understand that Ross himself was not in attendance. [Ed.]
Carolyn writes: This was my 1st stay at a YH and I was pleasantly surprised; it used to be a millionaire’s holiday home.
After a lovely cooked breakfast 14 of us walked along the SWC from Treyarnon to Padstow, about 10 miles. In the evening Miriam and Celia played their guitar and violin and Arthur, a young lad from the YH, joined them on his guitar and sang.
A heavy sea mist so I drove Celia , Martin and Paul to find the sun in St Ives. We took a boat ride to seal island; the water was quite choppy and I think some felt a bit queasy.
A walk along the SWC to Bedruthan Steps . Unfortunately a sea mist rolled in but we had a hot drink and cream tea at the NT cafe there. Bus back to Constantine Bay, where we walked about a mile to the YH.
I drove Michelle, Celia and Martin to Port Isaac and we walked along the SWC to Port Quin. It was only about four miles but it felt more like ten with the steep ups and downs. All there was at port Quin was a VW van which served lovely food and drinks. Walked back to Port Isaac via the road, about 2 miles.
A long journey home on 22nd June thanks to the M25 being a car park, but a lovely holiday was had by all !!
Thank you very much Paul for organising.