Cornwall walk - day 2
Jun 11, 2013Public
Photo: Day 2 dawns cold and windy ...
Photo: Marcia concurs ...
Photo: ... though she likes the Cornish wall.
Photo: Today we visit Porthcurno's Telegraphy Museum.
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Photo: It's on the itinerary ... and must be seen.
Photo: It actually turns out to be quite good. The first transatlantic telegraph cable entered the sea at Porthcurno. Eventually, submarine cables radiated from here to all corners of the British Empire, creating a sort of Victorian Internet that ushered in the modern telecommunications age. The facilities went underground during WW2 to protect against German bombs.
Photo: It is late morning before we head out of town.
Photo: Grand coastal views open up before us ...
Photo: Who needs the French Riviera?
Photo: But wait, there's more ...
Photo: Porthcurno's Minack Theater is built right into the cliffs ...
Photo: This boulder was cleaved in half by St Levan himself ...
Photo: ... and Cornish walls abound.
Photo: On the trail at last!
Photo: Today's walk is shortish, only 6.5 miles.
Photo: We stop in Porthgwarra for Cornish pasties, tea, and scones.
Photo: Back on the trail ...
Photo: ... we pass huge pits ...
Photo: ... yawning chasms ...
Photo: ... granite headlands ...
Photo: ... gaping sea caves ...
Photo: ... sheltered coves ...
Photo: with tiny beaches.