Weather: 🌤 Feeling Today: 👍 So Far: 1,030.43 miles, 336:59 hours Inspired by Dave’s reminder of Carl’s uphill, unassisted, legend-creating heroics, and fuelled by haddock and poached eggs, we left Boscastle – birthplace of the Iron Man – for a gentler walk in kinder, cooler weather. The bridge (and presumably also some of the cottages … More Day 71 – Boscastle to Port Isaac
Weather: 🌤 then ☁️🌫 Feeling Today: 😖👣 So Far: 1,015.79 miles, 331:12 hours Why would you expect the severity of the walking on the SWCP to change overnight at an arbitrary end/start point?! The stretch today was pretty much as challenging as yesterday’s. I’ve been telling people for years that Hartland Quay to Bude is … More Day 70 – Bude to Boscastle
Weather: ☀️ Feeling Today: 😎😛 So Far: 997.54 miles, 324:16 hours Well, a strenuous day that I’ve been waiting for with a certain trepidation and that is nice to put behind me. This is the stretch that makes FatBlokesWalking quake in their (walking) boots, with lots of ups and downs across the rocky Hartland outcrop. … More Day 69 – Hartland Quay to Bude
Weather: ⛅️ then 🌤 Feeling Today: 👍 and 🇺🇸🎉 So Far: 980.04 miles, 317:36 hours Henry had told us about a car park at Westward Ho! that a local businessman had acquired when the Council wanted to introduce charges. We passed it as we left the village, along with this ‘project’. The walking to Clovelly … More Day 68 – Westward Ho! to Hartland Quay
Weather: ⛅️ Feeling Today: 👍 So Far: 956.23 miles, 310:03 hours We met Darren off the Exeter train and Bev, Wilf and Peggy joined us for the first mile or two of the Tarka Trail along the southern edge of the Taw estuary, which also forms the South West Coastal Path. It was flat all … More Day 67 – Barnstaple to Westward Ho!
Weather: ☀️ Feeling Today: 😎 So Far: 941.98 miles, 305:52 hours We left Swiss Cottage in lovely sunshine for Bev to drop me off in Brayford for today’s half-day walk. The rural roads and the paths through wooded valleys and farmland that I followed make up part of the Tarka Trail. The walking was easy … More Day 66 – Brayford to Barnstaple
Weather: 🌤 🌬 Feeling Today: 👍 and 🏉😀 So Far: 929.37 miles, 302:21 hours Some late posting going on due to socialising and lack of wifi. Mike, Dave and I started the day with the rugby in the Rest and Be Thankful with a good number of villagers – a welcome result but let’s remember … More Day 65 – Wheddon Cross to Brayford