3:45pm – Arrived Land’s End 😎
It was kind of surreal to see Molly, Jack and Phoebe walking up the hill in Treen at 8:30 this morning. Hundreds of miles from London, they had conspired with Jezabel to join me for this, the last day. Incredible, I had no idea.
We set out immediately, Molly on map and Jack on compass, through Treen campsite and down the cliff to Porth Curno beach. Where the girls stretched out in the sun for a while.
We climbed the steep stone steps up from the beach and visited the Minack Theatre
This unique outdoor theatre dates back to Roman times and has been lovingly brought up to modern day standards by Rowena Cade and her team.
The Minack has performances six days every week, but not on a Saturday which is changeover day. So there was a bustle of activity with crews shifting kit in and out but no actual show.
We met Debby and Paul in the car park of the Minack, then we were off on the final leg of the journey.
Today was the day of the 41 mile coastal ‘ultra marathon’. This followed the same path as us so we met lots of runners!
The finish line in sight as we topped successive headlands, we paused just once, briefly, for refreshment at Porthgwarra. Debby and Paul doubled back from here and I steamed on, accompanied by Jezabel, Molly, Jack and Phoebe.
The final 200 metres is up a gently sloping gravel path. Where this passes a giant boulder, Debby and Paul lay in wait with PJ and Chee from London. As I reached the rock, they all sprang upon me, cheering, with champagne, party poppers, streamers and all. Hugs and handshakes all round, we supped the bubbly and took photographs.
Thank you all, a lovely surprise.