Today was a "moderate" day according to the guide book but there were many sections of climbs through rough, random granite boulders. This stretch of the path passes by many abandoned tin mine sites with their buildings still braving the Atlantic forces as a testimony to their past importance. Mine shafts like the one in the picture went down to galleries that went out under the sea following the veins of ore. It is said that some of the tunnels were so close to the sea floor that the miners could hear the waves crashing above them during a storm.
The start of the walk was gloomy and wet in the morning but as the day progressed the weather improved and by 4:00pm the sun was shining.
Just after lunch I went past Cape Cornwall which was considered to be the most westerly point of England until the Ordnance Survey was completed 200 years ago. Tomorrow I will pass the point that now holds that important honour. The last part of the walk as I approached Sennen Cove was fairly level but it was through loose sand - not easy.
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