The bus stop at Tesco in Helston
When I woke up and looked out of the window the weather had changed dramatically. The wind was blowing at gale force and the rain was blowing sideways like a waterfall. Because I had travelled inland to Helston I had already decided that I was going to travel back to the coast by bus and I was very glad I had made that decision. I checked out of the hotel and walked about 500 metres to the Tesco Superstore where the nearest bus station was located. I checked the bus schedules and found that the bus I needed didn't leave for several hours. As a result I passed the time walking around the Tesco Superstore so that I didn't have to walk or stand in the driving rain. The bus eventually came and we set off towards Lizard with side trips down to small towns along the way. Many parts of the roads along the route were overhung by large trees and their branches were whipping backwards and forwards in the wind, looking as if they could break and fall onto the road or even the bus as we travelled along. The alarm caused by the trees was made worse by the narrowness of the country roads that didn't seem wide enough for a small car let alone a big bus. The driving skill of the bus drivers on these routes is amazing and they should be recognised for the safe work that they do.
Unfortunately Cadgwith, my destination, was not one of the villages that was on the bus route so the driver let me off at the road junction closest to the village. That meant a walk of about two miles in the wind and the rain before I found the comfort of Cadgwith Cove Inn. Later on when the rain had abated I went down to the beach and took some pictures and a video of the sea breaking in this sheltered cove.
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