Two photos of me at the very beginning, Land’s End, 1.30 pm 9 March (seems a world
away now but these photos bring it vividly back to me now):
Day 2, Penzance to Hayle and on towards Gwithian. I travelled across Trenowin Downs and saw much use of stone for walls and stiles:
Day 3, Hayle to St. Agnes.
This was the first day on the coastal footpath proper but first I had a few miles along a lane towards Portreath. The first part passed an extensive wetland area and I saw these snails presumably seeking somewhere a little drier at the top of this wooden post!
After Portreath there were good views of the coast, albeit with some mist, and then, approaching St. Agnes, there was much evidence of past mining. I knew that tin mining had been important in Cornwall since prehistoric times but did not realise that copper mining was even more important to the Cornish economy. I don’t know what was mined along this particular stretch of coast.