Day 5 - Mon 16 July 07
Tried to avoid the full fry up this morning and went for cereal and a bacon sandwich - then it was checkout, pay up and a walk down to Hughtown. Paid my £7 to get a boat over to St. Agnes, and a walk around the island in rather changeable weather. One minute it's sunny, next the rain is coming in off the Atlantic.
St. Agnes isn't exactly huge, and the tide is out, so I managed to walk across the sand bar that links it to Gugh as well. The Turks Head pub is right next to the quay where I was dropped, other than that there's not a lot else going on. A shop which has a small post office, and a church - there's no real roads as such. It's tractors or gold buggies that rule here.
After I walked the island I went into the Turks Head in search of a pasty, but they had sold out, I went back up to the shop and the woman in front of me in the queue bought the last one. So my backup plan was a banana!
I found a secluded spot near the sandbar, and spent about 2hrs just sitting there and watching the world go by. Back onto the boat and back into Hughtown by about 14:30, got something to eat in the Bishop and back down to the harbour to get aboard the boat back to Penzance.
As we left, there were three rockets set off from the RNLI slipway, and the Penlee lifeboat came out to escort us into Penzance - I assume this was because Nathan Woodcock was travelling with us. As we came in close to Penzance the dolphins came out and escorted us in. A fitting tribute.
I got something to eat in Penzance, and headed to the station at 21:30 to climb aboard my sleeper train.