Coverack and then to Falmouth
After a good breakfast I headed off along the coast path. The wind was still blowing strong but the sun was shining so it was a good start. You can tell it must have been a storm deserving respect when you see an ocean freighter anchored out at sea to ride out the wind and waves (See above).
Unfortunately, since starting the walk along the south coast, it has been difficult to find accommodation on short notice. It would be better if I could have made my reservations well in advance but when you are walking the whole length of the path there are too many variables that can affect your ability to arrive at the reserved accommodation on the scheduled date. With this in mind I decided to continue on from Coverack by bus to Falmouth where there would be lots of available accommodation.
The bus journey that I had to take at that time of day was circuitous to say the least. First I had to take the bus from Coverack to Helston where, after a short wait, I got the bus to Redruth. In Redruth I had to wait for a while at a local bus stop hoping that it was the right place to catch the next bus to Falmouth. Much to my relief the right bus arrived and more than two hours after I had started I arrived in Falmouth.
While I was on my bus travels I was able to book accommodation in Falmouth at a pub that offered dormitory accommodation for only £20 - a great deal. When I arrived at the pub I wondered whether I had made a good decision. It seemed as if I had chosen an establishment that was frequented by bikers and other dubious characters. But you should never judge a book by its cover. I spent a very pleasant evening in the bar and the lounge area chatting with the locals and the bar staff. I had to go down into the lower part of town to get my supper and when I say down I really mean down. The fastest way was down Jacob's Ladder, a very steep passage of stairs.
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