Tuesday, August 26, 2008

26th August 2008 Godrevy Beach and along the coast

With the bank holiday traffic out of the way, the coast seemed like a good proposition, we took the back roads across to Hayle, and despite the dire lack of road signs (and misleading ones where there were any! we got to Hayle and shopped for our Pasties (and a piece of chocolate cake) at Hampsons in our book the suppliers of the best Pasties that you will buy!
Since it was too early to tuck into them we drove along the coast to Godrevy, a National Trust coastal property with a sensational beach and views across to St Ives.
Unfortunately today the sun wouldn't come out for us, so no blue skies, but the view across to St ives was good, and the crashing waves made a great foreground for the lighthouse on it's island.
The coast road skirts the cliff top and there are spectacular views down into the bays, this one is to one called "fishing cove" with "Point Navax" in the distance.
A little further along the coast is Porth Towan, and we stopped to watch the surfers, enjoying the large breakers provided by the strong on shore wind.

Our finally visit of the day was to the Wheal coates Tin mine at St Agnes Head, it's amazing how often the cornish miners sank shafts on a cliff edge and worked out under the sea!

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