Polperro then Looe
While I was sleeping Tony, my brother-in-law, crept into the room some time just after 3:00am. The previous evening after he had closed his shop in Burnt Oak, a suburb of London, he drove down to Fowey so that he could join us on our coast walk. So now there were five of us who were all walking for Hazel and Hazel's Heroes.
After breakfast we all walked down to the harbour stopping along the way to pick up lunch items. At the harbour we waited for the ferry which took us from Fowey to Polruan. Our start on the path was rather late and up a steep climb along a road until we came to the coast path again. The three young men surged on ahead and then waited for Tony and I to catch up. Tony stayed with me which was much appreciated as I'm sure he could easily have gone faster.
Polruan across the estuary from Fowey
The weather was much improved and the walk was pleasant made even better by the company that had made the effort to be with me.
Left to right: Tony, me, Chris, Kristen
When we arrived at Polperro we stopped for a beer at a pub by the side of the harbour whle we decided what our next move would be. Chris had to catch a train to meet a friend and then go hiking in Wales so he left by taxi. The rest of us took a taxi to Looe where Kristen and Gareth had left their rental car. From there we took Tony back to Polruan so that he could take the ferry back to Fowey and then drive back to London. That left the three of us so we returned to Looe where we had a brief visit with my aunt and uncle before the boys had to leave for their journey back to Gatwick. I had walked from Looe to Polperro two years before so that counted as that leg of the coast path completed.
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.