By foot, taxi, bus, boat and train

Post 16/2023 Cornwall UK Thursday 4 May . . . It was anything but a stay-at-home week. The days waxed strong in the company of niece Jan and her spouse John and Jan’s daughter Jenny and her spouse Rory. Jan and John are spending a fortnight with us, Jenny and Rory came for a week and stayed in a B & B.

Our party of six at Knills Monument on our Saturday walk, the day after John and Jan and Rory and Jenny arrived. St Ives Bay in the background. In the six days from Saturday to end of day Thursday we covered 47.5 miles on foot. Wednesday accounted for 14 miles of the six-day total. Fits the mantra: “Not only can we do it, we’re doing it.” While we can.

Knill’s Monument

Saturday we walked through Steeple Woods to Knill’s Monument and beyond, stopping for lunch at Una Kitchen in the country outside Carbis Bay.

Sunday, after church we walked to Polmanter Touring Park for Sunday Roast in their Stable Bar and Restaurant, followed by a boat tour from St Ives to Seal Island.

Along the South West Coast Path

Monday’s taxi ride took us to Hell’s Mouth for an Atlantic seaside and dunes walk back to Hayle, with a stop for lunch at Godrevy Cafe–9.5 miles.

Riding the open-top bus

On Tuesday, we opted for an open-top Land’s End Coaster bus tour.

St Michael’s Way

For Wednesday’s walk we followed St Michael’s Way to Marazion (high winds closed access to St Michael’s Mount, though our long walk, thoroughly engaging, was “mountain” enough.

Rainy day

Thursday is cloudy and rainy and sunny, a resting day, shopping day, wrapping up day with Jenny and Rory who leave in the morning.

Coming Saturday


King Charles III and Queen Camilla.

Will be watching.

God Save the King.


2 thoughts on “By foot, taxi, bus, boat and train

  1. Thank you John for giving me a lot of pleasure as I see where you have been & what you are doing during your stay.It brings back lots of memories to me.
    Love Ann xx


    1. Thanks, Ann. It has been our pleasure to spend various times with you during our stay. So soon we’re taking to the rails and skies to hop across the pond. We trust all will work out for us to return in 2024. So soon that time will roll around, too! Best!


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