I walked from Sennon Cove to Porthcorno and then took a bus to Lamorna Corner where I started to walk down to Lamorna Cove. Part way down the hill a car stopped and asked what cause I was walking for so I told him about Hazel's Heroes. In the course of our conversation I mentioned I was looking for accommodation and Billy, that's who he was, said I could have stayed with him but he already had 5 house guests. But then he told me to jump in the car because he thought he knew somebody who would give me a bed. It turned out that the "somebody" was Robert Fishburn, his landlord. Sure enough, Robert allowed me to stay with him. After a hard hike along the granite coast and passing by Cape Cornwall and Land's End it was a welcome relief to have a place to stay for the night. This was an important day because I had turned the corner and now I was starting to walk along the south coast towards my final destination. Robert was a great host. He provided me with lots of information about the history of the area and the people who live in Lamorna and the current local political rivalries arising from the UK election on June 8.
Me at Land's End
The last time I visited Land's End was in 1966 when Jenny and I were attending teacher training college in Exeter and Exmouth. At that time there was one small cafe which also sold tourist souvenirs. That original facility still exists but I was surprised to find the large complex of tourist attractions that has developed providing all kinds of food and attractions that have little to do with the geographic significance of the location. Perhaps I missed something but it seemed to me the change was not a good one.
I'm a grandfather who lost an infant granddaughter and who wants to help Gillian, her mother, provide support for other grieving parents through Hazel's Heroes.