A lovely sunny day and dare I say it, as the wind seems to have quietened down – warm!
We drove a few miles up the coast, through St Just to the NT car park at Cape Cornwall and wow what a fab view – pity there is no overnight camping allowed….
Firstly we wandered up to the top….
With absolutely breathtaking views towards Land’s End, to the north and straight out to sea….
I could quite happily have sat up here and gazed out to sea all afternoon but Poppydog had other ideas so we wandered back down to take a closer look at the ruins of the medieval St Helen’s Chapel believed to have replaced the former 6th C church
Poppydog taking centre stage as per….
We continued our walk southwards past the stony beach of Priest’s Cove…..
And up a steep incline onto Cairn Gloose with stunning views back to Cape Cornwall.
Here there was a welcome flat cliff top walk for a bit before the footpath took us down to Porth Nanven.
A very stony beach, also sometimes referred to as Dinosaurs Egg Beach because of the unusual ovoid shape of the rocks.
Unfortunately, even though she is quite nimble, I decided that it wouldn’t be wise to let Poppydog have a runabout. Though we did clamber along the beach a bit and found concrete pipe covering running along the back of the beach enabling us to sit in the sun whilst we watched a couple of seals swimming off the nearby rocks.
Not a long walk but a good opportunity to stretch those leg muscles and get the heart rate up!
On the way back we were entranced by a display of pools of liquid gold dancing across the sea…