St.Just and walk upto Cape Cornwall
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Having seen Land's End and Minack Theatre already, I was quite exhausted and if I had 2-3 days more in this area, I bet I'd have gone back to the hostel and slept. But I didn't, and caught a bus to St.Just. The bus drive took a lot longer than i had imagined, and I really have picked up this bad habit of dozing off on buses, to an extent that I realise that I've reached my destination only when the vehicle comes to a total stop! That's what happened on this bus journey, the bus driver had to turn off the engine and alight before I realised I was in St.Just.
Anyways, the bus stops in the right in front of the library which also doubles up as the Visitor Centre. As a town, St.Just is really very very plain. Very. Even the caricature city centre was one of the more boring ones I've seen.
This place is so different from the other towns. I mean, even for Cornwall standards, this place isn't really very heavily visited. You can tell as you end up walking through quiet and residental areas in order to reach Cape Cornwall. Infact at one point, I thought I was lost because I was going through a totally residential area, thinking how come no fancy tourist traps! As I reached the Cape, I noticed that there were a fair few tourists, although most were British. I don't think foreigners are very familiar with this place. Well neither am I, as the tourist books never mention it. I was lucky I had such a knowledgable hostel warden!
I spent about 2 hours on the Cape.
I did a mini-hike of about 2-3 miles in and around the area.
Caught the bus back to Penzance, and I got back to the hostel around 730pm, I was famished... I met this really interesting Canadian lady. She's actually Mancunian but lived all her life in Vancouver, and works for some newspaper there. It was nice listening to her tales of various travels she's done, and just her life experiences.
I slept late that night... well I didn't have much to lose. I knew I had close to 6 hours on the train to sleep should I needed to. But when I did sleep, I slept like a log. All the fatigue caught up quite well!