I left Lamorna with a much lighter load on my back and started off headed for Marazion. I took a public footpath route that cut off some of the distance around the coast path and arrived at a pretty village called Mousehole. Now I know you all think you know how to pronounce Mousehole but most of you would be wrong. The correct pronunciation is mowzəl, a very Cornish way of doing things. By the way, many of the houses in Cornwall fly the Cornish flag, a white cross on a black background now recognized as the "national flag" of Cornwall.
Mousehole harbour front.
From Mousehole the coast path passes through Newlyn and Penzance both with a low sea front that made easy walking. Both towns are busy centres of industry and tourism.
I stayed in a B&B in Marazion that was just across the way from a small park which gave this great view of St. Michael's mount.
When I was walking by the bus station in Penzance I was confronted with a choice of three paths to follow; one by the railway line, one right along by the sea and the third one in the middle. I chose the one by the sea which seemed logically to be the coast path but roughly 100m along the path I came upon some men who were sitting and standing together in a group. As I reached them one of them asked me if I knew that this path ended in a dead end. When I expressed my ignorance they redirected me to the correct path and then started to chat with me about what I was doing. When I told them about Hazel and Hazel's Heroes they all chipped in to donate a total of £7.23. This was a very special donation because it was given by a group of homeless men.
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.