Grouping several days together at time of writing, in our B & B in Penzance, three days had blended together …yes we had just got back in from an evening meal but I only had one glass of wine – honest!
The highlights were: crossing Bodmin, Cornish ice cream, the ‘Camel Trail’ and a mixture of very pretty scenery and a strange landscape left from the area’s mining history. To be honest, I have never ‘loved’ Cornwall – I can’t explain why – my
brother loved it and so must have my sister as she lived and sadly died here in Redruth, which we passed through today – with that and the fact we are riding this adventure in memory of my brother meant I was feeling pretty emotional – being less than 20 kms from our chosen finish line at Lands End. I have been to LE before and was underwhelmed, disappointed by the blatant over-commercialism.
Tomorrow we ride there, take the obligatory photo and hopefully get a matching ‘rubber stamp’ to that we received at John O’Groats on 19th April, 2,386 kms (1,491 miles) ago – then we turn around, cycle back to Penzance, get on a train and head back home to France.