Camborne Travel Blog› entry 7 of 25 › view all entries
October 14th, 2007 – by: maplefanta
Now I had to see if I would reach any further by hitching, would be stuck there or would even reach my new destination...
I waited not too long finally and a van pulled aside, they were carrying a girl football (soccer) team. What a ride, so the driver was making it all the way to Newquay, great! They dropped the girls on the way, and in the meantime I studied the map to see what I should do. The driver was also owning an hostel or bed and breakfast and he offered me a room at a discount price. So that was tempting, to keep all my chances aside, I took the ride with him to Newquay and he left me just at the junction of the local road to Camborne at the edge of Newquay and wrote the address of the hostel in case.
As it was already getting late, there was no way I could know if I would reach Camborne before dark or not.
We went in, had a lovely long acquainting chat altogether. And immediately started cooking. That was welcome!
The evening went on and one of Sandra's friend invited us to watch a movie at his place (ohh Sandra was also still sufferining of some knee injury). We were probably planning of not moving and watching something at home but he offered to pick us up and we did go finally.
That was a pleasant time, then back for some sleep. I was the first guest in the flat! And had the opportunity of testing the lovely new inflatable matrass!
Today we had a lift to go to Falmouth, so we did that early enough and then walked in that tiny seaside port town. We walked slowly crossing town until the beach and sat there for a while discussing and having our sandwich, although it was a bit chill so we were happy to leave back in town to meet with Sandra's friend (though we ate ice cream while waiting!).
We went back home and cooked something up until everyone came over for the meal, Samantha, Julian and other and we simply drove to the beach (after dark) to go to a local pub having a drink in Portreath.
Ahh crap a rainy shower day. We didn't what to do, we still decided to head out and with Julian we went to St. Ives. Right decision, as once we arrived there the rain had stopped and eventhough it was grey and wet it was great. The landscape on some of the nearest beach and cove was amazing with the low clouds. Especially the view on Logan's beach/bay.
St.Ives is an amazing destination, it reminded me of Granada. Tiny pedestrian street along a cliff and amazing architecture as well.
We walked along the coast most of the day and then later we headed back following the coast, at first smashing a police gate for a closed street with the car, only to notice that shit the police were all standing in the middle of the road further down and we were the only car... anyway they simply waved us through and we made it to a Pastry shop. Just on time as it seems a real delicacy here, we bought ourselves some Cornish Pasty of the remaining one (a busy bakkery obviously .
I took a vegetarian one of course, it was nice... though without ketchup I found it a bit dry afterall... or that mixt with the fact that the heat of the pastry were misting the car.
While we ate our pastry or is it pastie? We headed to Gwithian to see the seals, though they were hundred meters down a cliff. And the weather again a bit misty just as dark was coming so it was time to head home.
We had another meal altogether with Sandra's and Samantha's friend, and later we watched Babel and talked more.
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