Unfortunately the stormy weather last night and this morning meant that I had a late start to my walk. The weather was grey and humid until the afternoon when it started to improve.
As I walked along I went by the remains of many mine sites. The gloomy weather created an atmosphere of an abandoned past haunted by those who had toiled here many years ago. I almost expected to see the ghosts of mine workers looking down on the broken remains of their old work places. The gloom was lifted when I walked down to Chapel Porth, a National Trust site, and found a restaurant with a good menu from which to choose. It was particularly welcome because I had not eaten well the previous evening and this morning so I needed to increase my energy level with some good nutrition. The ham sandwich I chose was prepared fresh and it was excellent - just what I needed. When I was sitting eating my sandwich one of the pins on the arm of my glasses fell out and the glasses fell off my nose. I decided to look to see if I could find it but I really did not hold much hope. But luck was with me and as I stood up the pin fell out of my lap and unto the ground and I was able to retrieve it. It was a good job that I found it because I had already lost the pin on the other side and the arm was being held in place with a small safety pin and I didn't have another one to use.
I spent the night in a bed and breakfast on Beach Road which was very pleasant and the full English breakfast was great.
The restaurant at Chapel Porth National Trust site.
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