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Day 4 Newquay to St Agnes

A beautiful sunny day, my face is even feeling a little sunburned! (Nov 15th).

We started by paddling across the Gannel, we hadn't believed it possible that this close to the centre of Newquay one could find a place so peaceful and beautiful.  Crantock Bay,Porth Joke and Holywell Bay, all magnificent and reminiscent of the South Coast, a true revelation and our favourite parts of the whole walk so far.  We headed to St Piran's pub at Holywell Bay only to find it shut.  However the owners' elderly (Cockney) parents were doing some gardening and were easily persuaded to open up just for us.  Two pints and some ham sandwiches latter we continued on heading for Perranporth.
The path takes you past the now closed Penhale Army camp and then down onto Perran beach.  Since the tide was low we were able to walk the full length of the beach into Perranporth.  A bit of refueling at the local Costcutter and we were off on the last 4 miles to St Agnes.
Legs were getting tired and the cliff path requires some steady nerves as there are some serious drops to your right. Anyway after a few reassuring hugs for Ami we made it at about 16:15, we had set off at 09:10 so it was a long day.
A good forecast for tomorrow so although a little weary spirits are high.