Walking coast to coast – St Michael’s Way

St Michaels Way Trail
picnic spot!

St Michaels Way Trail

St Michaels Way Trail
Porth Kidney Sands from Knills Monument
St Michaels Way Trail
splendid Blackthorn, but never bring into the house – bad luck!

Heading inland now away from Carbis Bay and the north coastal footpath and the beginning of our trek across country, through the ancient field systems of West Cornwall .. but first we must take on Trecom Hill …… next episode!

 

Walking towards St Ives – St Michael’s Way

St Michaels Way Trail

The white blackthorn blossom right now is so impossibly profuse that it’s almost indistinguishable from the foam cresting the waves in the bay of Carbis below, never have I seen it so spectacular. Walking this section of the south-west coastal footpath in early spring allows you to view wonderful vistas of coves and beaches below with virtually uninterrupted views below.

 

Hang Gliding – Carbis Bay

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Fantastic Sunday weather here today in Cornwall, perfect for hang-gliding check out the competition bottom right … I didn’t realise he was there at the time!

Walking to St Ives – St Michael’s Way Day One

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Sea mist was rolling in from the the north coast of Cornwall today and it accompanied us throughout our walk along the Cornish Coastal Path throughout the day. I was happy and so relieved that the clear blue skies and ‘normal’ views were to be shrouded in this wonderful atmospheric veil.

You can see the flowering Blackthorn in the middle distance which is in full bloom now, spring is here in the far west.

St Michaels Way is a pilgrimage coast to coast walk 12.5 miles from Lelant Saltings to St Michaels Mount which was thought to have been used by pilgrims, missionaries and travellers, especially those from Ireland and Wales, to avoid crossing the treacherous waters around Land’s End.

Throughout Europe there is a network of pilgrim routes which lead to one of the three most important places of Christian pilgrimage in the world – the Cathedral of St James in Santiago de Compostela, North West Spain.  The St Michael’s Way Trail is one of these routes.

I intend to walk St Michaels Way in several stages mainly because I spend  far tooo long taking photographs and also have no need to hurry!

 

Porthleven Harbour Light

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A visit to Porthleven Harbour during Easter time is usually a manic affair with all the ’emmets’ down from lands afar for Easter hols. But the light this late afternoon, was so dramatic and the ambiance so calm with a fisherman sorting his catch and a couple of kayakers relaxing in the tranquil light you would never have thought it was holiday time.