Martin drove me back to Port Isaac so that I could continue with my walk from where they had picked me up. My goal was to stay at a campsite right by the path on the west side of Polzeath but when I got there it was an upscale caravan site that did not take tents.
As a result I went to The Valley Campsite where I found genuine Cornish hospitality. The owner donated my camping fee and my supper and gave me an undertaking that he would provide some of his holiday rental caravans (trailers) free of charge for a retreat in the off season.
The hiking was in a grey day with the occasional drizzle and the low cloud meant there were no inspiring views.
Port Isaac is the village where the TV show "Doc Martin" is filmed and they were filming when I got there. The whole area down by the harbour was cordoned off and film crew security were preventing anybody from passing through. Of course there were lots of visitors milling around hoping to catch a glimpse of the actors and the action. I had to wait for a few minutes before they begrudgingly allowed me to proceed along the road up the hill out of town. When I was part way up the hill I was stopped again but allowed to proceed when I promised I would leave the village as quickly as possible. Unfortunately I was too interested in getting out of town so I neglected to take any photos.
A grey day: grey sky, grey sea, black cliffs.
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