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Folding Kayak Adventures: Penzance to Mullion Cove

Day 2: Awaking early, I packed up quickly and began to prepare to get underway. There was a slight wave on the beach which I quickly broke through before setting a course for St Michael’s Mount, which was ESE across Penzance Bay. The wind and groundswell slowly built as I paddled across the bay. On reaching the Mount, I had a good look around before making a SE course for Mullion Cove some further distance down the coast.  I soon passed Porthleven and its harbour’s entrance, before looking for any visible signs of “The Loe” which is now permanently hidden behind Porthleven Sands. The groundswell continued to build as I moved further down the coast which is more exposed to the Atlantic Ocean. There were several rather rough patches where waves broke over the bow of my vessel.

After several hours I finally reached Mullion harbour which is snugly tucked in behind the shelter of Mullion Island. The harbour is run and owned by the National Trust who have spent a considerable amount of money over the last decade making annual repairs to the harbour walls which take a lashing during winter storms.

On arrival, I headed to the Cafe for a cooked breakfast (the Cafe is also the place to find the harbour master) before heading out to explore the surrounding cliffs.  To the South, Mullion Cliff is part of the Lizard National Nature Reserve and affords excellent views out over Mullion Island. To the North is Mullion Hotel where I enjoyed a beer and an evening meal, thankfully avoiding the attention of an infamous aggressive seagull.

The journey from Penzance to Mullion Cove and exploring the Mullion area was a thoroughly enjoyable start to my kayaking adventure.

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Jonathan Tolhurst

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Based in London, my interests include photography, kayaking, paddle boarding, electric unicycling, teepees, robotics, programming, databases, informatics and pharmacy.

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