18th September 2009 at 6:36 pm

Around St.Agnes

Last day, and guess what – it’s sunny again!

I have tried to limit the amount of driving I do this holiday and this day is no exception – just a short trip along the coast to Trevaunance Cove.

Trevaunance Cove from Trevellas Combe

Even though it was still early the sun was a little hot to be climbing up the steep cliff paths – I managed though.

After a couple of hours I turned around and took an inland route back to the start. On the way I passed the Blue Hill Tin mines.

Blue Hills Tin Mines

I had last passed this way in 1999 and at that time you could see a lot of the workings from the public footpath. I had always meant to pay a proper visit but for years, I couldn’t remember what the mines were called and where they were. Things have changed and they are now more prepared for visitors – there is now a high fence that means you can’t see anything from the public footpath. For your 5.50 you don’t get an awful lot but I’d still say it was worth it.

After the walk I planned to have a nice meal and a pint in the local pub/restaurant – the place looked pretty empty and I wasn’t too sure it was even open – the person on the reception desk said it was and to take any table and a waitress would serve me. Well I found a table in a prominent position and waited, and waited, and waited. After nearly 10 minutes I gave up and walked out. I then walked down to the cove and decided to settle for a sandwich in the cafe- no luck best they could offer was a rather basic burger. Things really fall apart in these places at the end of the season.

So I ended my final day as I had ended most days this week – on the beach.

Trevaunance Cove  

The tides had been perfect all week but today high tide was at 16:00 forcing a slightly earlier finish to the day – coincidently the sun decided as it had been good all week it would have a early finish and disappeared around 17:00.