Just us Girls- Sunday 17 December

I think we were all grateful for the 10 o’clock start today giving us a little more time to get sorted.I was the first to HQ at ten to with Sonjia, Paula,Sheila,Liz and Jo all turning up within a few minutes.  Paula gave a shout of Porthleven which we all gave the thumbs up to with Helston Boating lake being the bale out café if the weather turned.

We headed towards Gweek but just before Treverva Sonjia and Sheila decided to take a left going via Constantine to Gweek.  The rest of us didn’t fancy the hill up to the village so continued on.  ‘we’ll meet up in Gweek, and it’s not a race!  I couldn’t wait to see who would make it to Gweek first.  We kept encountering a couple of BT men bringing Super Fast Broadband to the area.  I wonder how Super Fast it will get installed though as they were from Wales and Lost. Anyway it was neck and neck at Gweek so it doesn’t matter which way you go.

Over the bridge, right up the hill and a left to Pemboa bought us out by Sainsbury in Helston. Ignoring the boating lake café we carried on through the Penrose Estate.  It was the Christmas outing for the local carriage club and we had to manoeuvre around some delightful little ponies and a very lovely shire horse, all decorated for Christmas, before we could continue through to edge of the Estate.  The Hideaway was the chosen coffee stop, a new one for  me but not for Paula.  An excellent stop with speedy service and a very good Bacon Roll for 1.75 kept me happy.

The first spots of rain began just as we were leaving Porthleven so it was coats on and heads down as the rain became steadily worse for the very hilly ride home.

Sonjia again went off Piste on the way home opting for the main road rather than Porkellis and Carnkie hill. We didn’t see her again so I am thinking that her route was a little quicker.

It was wet but not cold although I think we were all ready for that welcoming hot shower for when we arrived home.

39 miles.


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