Raining when we left but soon stopped. First stop – 50 yards down the road – the village shop for some snacks, just in case we couldn’t find a pub for lunch. A few ups and downs as we skirted the inlet then climbed up onto the headland. One hill had us off the bike. Out in the open, it was hard riding into very strong headwind, especially over Goonhilly Down, past the big satellite dishes.
We stopped at the first cafe we came to at the Lizard for tea and cake. It was almost full of the occupants of a coach but the service was good and we enjoyed our snack. Outside the bike was grabbing lots of attention and we chatted briefly with a few interested folks before heading down to the point for a photo by the sign. The wind was lifting spray off the waves and howling through the narrow gap where the signpost reside. Karon literally had to keep hold of the sign to save being blown off her feet.
Back to the village pub for lunch, Post Office for stamps then full waterproof gear as the rain was driving in from the sea. Flew back to Gweek on gale force tail winds! Spent ages rinsing and trying to dry all our damp gear before heading to pub for dinner. Short walk to look at boats in Gweek harbour then back for early night.
Some stiff climbs tomorrow as we head to Truro then on to St. Newlyn East.