Day 7 - Maker to Gorran Haven

Posted by: Rob on 28/07/2019

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Stats  

Distance: 43.46 mi    0.12 mi

28/07/2019 07:11:21 BST

Elev. gain: 4045.60 ft

Total time: 7:58:19

Riding time: 5:16:30

Ave. temp: 38.60 °F

Ave. speed: 5.54 mph

Max speed: 32.88 mph

Ave. power: 0.07 hp

Energy ex.: 6857.44 Btu

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426.59 mi
Heading deeper into Cornwall
Sun Icon  Mostly sunny

I woke up nice and early this morning. The sun was up and attempting to dry off my tent, so I got up, packed up and got going.

The first thing I needed to do was get some supplies. There was a coop in the next village that opened early, so I headed down there and got food and water etc. With my stomach filled, I headed up to the coast road.

I stayed on this for quite a way. It was a lovely morning and the views were spectacular. Once the road started winding inland a bit, my main focus was finding the ferry at Bodinnick. This wasn't difficult as it was well signed. What was difficult was all the bloody hills! Although to be fair, the last few miles down to the ferry, were indeed down.

This was easily the best ferry I've been on. It can take a few cars too, so I could just ride on and off. It was also the cheapest. Unfortunately it was also the shortest! Could have done with a bit longer at sea... Or on river or whatever it was.

Next up was getting past St Austell. I didn't really want to go through it, so I followed some roads around it. This worked out well as it spewed me out on the southern side of town close to the roads into the area where I wanted to camp. Ideally I would have liked to have got past Falmouth, but I didn't really have time to get through and past to the campsites beyond. Well, I probably did, but I was knackered and wanted to find somewhere that wasn't super rammed with holiday makers or extortionately priced as many are down here.

I picked one I liked the look of and headed for it. The ride was great as the road wound along the coast going through old, picturesque fishing villages. Extremely steep going in and just as steep coming back out again. But all good fun.

I eventually found the site in good time. I pitched up and had a shower and stuff and was all ready to think about food just as everybody at the campsite returned from their day at the beach.

I'm currently sitting outside a nice church waiting for the pub to open. The sign says they serve food from 6, so I'm just killing time until then.

I plan to head down to Lizard point tomorrow before swinging north to head up that coast - effectively turning for home. The forecast isn't great for the next couple of days, so I'll have to see how it goes.

Right, dinner!

Gallery

Towards Plymouth
The sea
Land, sea, sky
Seaton
Typical Cornish road
Millendreath
Looe
Fowey
Lots of sea views
Was actually very windy here!
A view
Mevagissey
Burger!
Dessert!

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  Karen on 28/07/2019

Have you been for a dip in the sea yet? It looks so tempting in the photos!
 

  mikej on 28/07/2019

Burger looks good!