Newquay Tuesday 28 April 2015
Miles walked today: 13
Total miles: 59
Is Newquay the Blackpool of the North Devon coast? Possibly. It certainly has it's share of chip shops and amusement arcades. But behind the gaudy main street there are beautiful beaches, Georgian buildings and, of course, surfers everywhere. We decided to walk the relatively short distance to Newquay today to ease our aches and pains (successfully) and because we couldn't find anywhere to stay in Indian Queens. It's good to book ahead but annoying if you can't find anywhere. A fruitless search of Google last night made our minds up. Disappointed not to visit Indian Queens as I wanted to sing this as we walked through:
Another day of lush lanes and pretty villages, then. A day also of Whatsapping with Ken. The petro-chemical industry must be on its knees. We saw a HUGE solar energy farm, and lots of towering wind turbines. We also managed to sample a pint of Betty Stogs bitter (Cornwall's finest) - thanks Ken for your tireless research. No crisps though Carol... Waves B&B had a vacancies sign as we walked into Newquay so we checked in then gorged on rock salmon and chips in town. Thank you so much to everyone who has donated so far. It's quite a thrill to see the emails from Virgin Giving keeping us up to date.