JOGLE Day 60 01/07/17 Mawgan Porth – Perranporth 18 miles

The poor weather finally gave way to sunshine this morning so it felt good to set off in decent conditions. My first target was Newquay which I could see in the distancea nice walk along the coast path via the beach at Porth. Arriving in the town I realised that the British & Irish Lions test in New Zealand would just be finishing and purely by chance (honest!!) I spotted an Irish Bar across the street. I rushed in just in time to see the last 2 minutes of a famous victory – that raised my morale even higher. Due to the high tide I had to cross the Gannel via a footbridge and had planned my route accordingly, missing out a chunk of the SWCP and heading across farmland for the pretty village of Crantock where I had a short rest and watched as the clouds rolled in. From there I headed out towards the dunes and through Holywell Bay with a popular beach before climbing back onto the cliffs. A short while later I descended onto the beach at Perran Sands for a long walk to Perranporth which was very busy with tourists and locals getting ready for the Tunes in the Dunes festival. Feeling a little out of place in my walking boots I sped through and back onto the final cliff stretch scattered with remnants of tin and tungsten mining. The wind was still quite strong at times and about an hour later I arrived at Trevellas, our campsite for the night. The lovely views of the sea and StAgnes across the valley gradually disappeared into fog, as did most of the campsite – hopefully it will clear by the morning.