8/8/13 A Berry's trip to St Ives seemed like a good way to do this. Unfortunately we stopped at Jamaica Inn and then went via Penzance and the narrow coast road to St Ives. Just to make it worse, the driver wouldn't drop us in Zennor either. So, almost 90 minutes late, we had to catch a First bus back to Zennor. No time for a pre-walk drink and so we followed the path along the ridge and back to the coastpath.
The write-ups of this section warn of difficult going and having learned from previous walks, we did take some water this time. The path was very rocky in parts and there were some hills. The weather was not too hot and there were a few others around. You could imagine that inclement weather would have made it different, but I don't think that it is the most difficult section. St Ives kept getting closer.
We soon found ourselves on the familiar streets of St Ives. It only took 2.5 hours from the Tinners Arms to the Sloop Inn.
We sat inside and had Otter Ale (4.5%) and Cloudy Rattler (6%) for £7.75. We had to get through the crowds for the next one.
We made it to the Lifeboat Inn just in time. It just started to rain and people flocked in behind us. We already had our Pear Rattler (6%) and Trelawny (3.8%) for £7.05.
A walk up the hill in the rain with a pasty to the coach was all that was left. It was a swift return trip, but the morning journey had already cost the driver his tip.
- ▼ 2013 (19)