Following our lunch we set off again on our ‘roller coaster ride’ along the undulating cliffs of Cornwall. Around Dizzard Point there are lovely Atlantic Oak Woods, with the miniature trees hugging the cliff edges. Most of the trees are at that Cornish wind blown angle. It occurred to me that we had seen very few people out walking today, only two. I would normally see many more than this, to give a cheery ‘hello’ to as you stroll past each other. May be the forecast put people off?

We saw a sign post for Crackington Haven, which said that it was only four miles off, so we are aiming to have dinner there before walking a little further to camp. After a while the coast path having taken a few more ups & downs, in & outs we saw a sign post for Crackington Haven, which said that it was only four miles to go! Hmmm… After more ups & downs, ins & outs we finally achieved those four miles, splendid though they are, and reached Crackington Haven. Paul by chance met some friends there, who heartily recommended the ‘Cabin Cafe’, so we settled in for some nosh. Paul had a great looking pasty and I had a baked potato with tuna & salad, all washed down with several cups of tea – splendid! Very friendly service too.

After we shouldered our packs again, walking on to look for a little piece of flat ground to camp for the night. We found a sheltered spot on the cliff on the Cambeak headland. Just as we started to put up the tent the forecast rain started. So we quickly finished erecting the tent and stuffed all our stuff in. I am now sitting here with a cup of tea, looking out of the tent flap, listening to the waves breaking in the tiny cove below us and having a quick sketch as the evening draws in ~ Fan-flipping-tastic 🙂

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