get tin!

Wednesday out of Carbis Bay started promising enough with a run along the Hayle Estuary and St. Ives Bay, before turning northeast through the dunes above Gwithian Towans Beach.


Light drizzle turned to constant, heavy drizzle, turned to ugly, core-temperature dropping, mood dampening rain, so we called it a day at the inclement weather refuge that is the Jam Pot Cafe, Gwithian, perched just inland.


Good weather for molluscs.


Today things finally brightened mid-morning and albeit in lively westerly winds, the day got progressively brighter.  The Path passed through more of the Cornish Tin Coast, above a series of sweeping, sandy beaches at low tide, interesting and varied rock formations, and via the seaside villages of Porthtowan, Chapel Porth, and Trevaunance Cove.





Around St. Agnes Head and to Cligga Head were the classic 19th and early 20th century tin mining shafts, ruined buildings, chimney stacks, and smelting areas.  All dressed within a wild and dramatic rocky, surf-foaming-belowed landscape.





Dropped down to our destination for the day, Perranporth, perched on the southern end of Perran Sands, progressively busier with surfers as the tide turned towards evening.