Thursday 28 January 2016

Penultimate Day in Cornwall

Wednesday 27th January Gale easing to strong W Early fog, cloudy occasional light rain

In the hide at Stithians I wait for the fog to lift. The slavonian grebe is still here and comes quite close. 

A party of a dozen or so long-tailed tits are in the bushes next to the hide when suddenly the fog disappears and I can see the opposite shore of the large lake. I am already packed and ready to go.

The day is a mixture of pedalling and pushing as I come across hill after hill along this Cornish road.
I pass through the city of Truro with its prominent cathedral and push on, literally, towards St Austell. I reach there and find the public house I stayed in last year. The bike is stowed away in the same place and I have the same expansive room overlooking the local church with its interesting small statues on the clock tower. I had forgotten that the church bells ring loudly every quarter hour.

26.10 miles 2076 feet elevation up 2388 feet elevation down


  1. Fantastic blog and all the best. I live in St.Austell and agree the bell rings very loud

  2. Hello Mark. Thanks for the compliment over the blog. Sad to leave Cornwall. ATB


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