Monthly Archives: July 2016

Bugs and Wet Feet – South West Coast Path Day 8

Westward Ho! To Clovelly

32,000 steps

2016-07-24 10.20.42For the past two days the weather forecast for today has been suggesting a chance of rain.  We wake up to find that chance has materialised. The road outside is wet. More rain is promised for the rest of the morning.

At breakfast, Sam has his iPad out and looks up maths puzzles. I can tell today’s walk will be one to savour. Continue reading

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Walking Games and Cream Tea – South West Coast Path Day 7

Instow to Westward Ho!

30,000 steps

Instow

Instow

Instow has a pleasantly nautical air, with sailing boats rooted in the low-tide mud, and a wide expanse of yellow sand. The town is pretty, with a parade of pastel-shade villas along the waterfront, many with boldly-coloured shutters. A cricket pitch perches above the estuary. Everyone seems to have a wet dog, and knows everyone else.

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Pokemon Gone – South West Coast Path Day 6

Barnstaple to Instow

10,000 steps

It has taken longer than I expected, but finally we set out to resume the coastal trek. This time I have company: my son Sam, making his long-distance footpath debut. His proud mother takes a picture of us as we leave the house.

Now taller than Dad. And thinner.

Now taller than Dad. And thinner.

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