Monthly Archives: June 2015

Channel 2 Channel – Day 3

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Rising stiffly from the nights slumber, we knew some grease was needed to get the joints working, so tucked into a full English to set ourselves up for the day. Taking an underpass beneath the A303, we were then straight into a climb along lanes before we could start a gentle descent down the side of the valley to the… Read more »

Channel 2 Channel – Day 2

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After a suitably restful nights sleep, we returned to Ash Priors to continue the journey. With the sun shining and the forecast dry, we’d decided against gaiters, which immediately turned out to be a bad move. The land out of Ash Priors was an overgrown and muddy swamp, and we slowly picked our way through to avoid getting overly muddy…. Read more »

Channel 2 Channel – Day 1

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Here we go again, galavanting across the countryside on foot! This time, linking the Bristol Channel to the English Channel. Three days it should take at a moderate pace, Mel and I accompanied by Kate and Caroline. The day had an ominous and foreboding start with rain, but no sooner did we don boots at Watchet but the skies dried… Read more »

Goodbye Cornwall

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Well, that’s another week over. Time to leave Cornwall and head back to sunny Watchet. Although only briefly, as Monday we set off on the Channel to Channel walk from Watchet to Seaton on the south coast. Three easy days walking and good company. Looking forward to Fish and Chips on the beach when we get there. It’s been a… Read more »

South West Coast Path – Zennor to St. Ives

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A corker of a day, we left the car mid way between Zennor and St. Ives and headed across the fields to Zennor to start the day with coffee and cake, preparing ourselves for the inevitable ups and downs of the Cornish Coast Path. And interesting take on the country stile in these parts, large lumps of granite laid sideways… Read more »

Messing About on Sennen Beach

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A glorious day, and time to mess about on the golden sands of Sennen beach. A game of rounders of sorts for Angus’ benefit, followed by coffee at the beach side cafe, where they were kind enough to lay on a pod of about 25 dolphins who came to fish in the bay, regularly breaking the surface as the rounded… Read more »

Amanda’s Walk Day 12 (The Last One!)

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All good things must come to an end, and this was it. The last day was less of a walk, more of a ramble with friends, just about masking a pub crawl. Amanda and Mel set off together, whilst I moved the van to the car park of The Chequers in Swinford, so I knew we wouldn’t have far to… Read more »

Amanda’s Walk Day 11

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Slightly cloudy start, but it soon cheered up and improved throughout the day. Amanda and Mel set off early, the plan to rendezvous with Dad Gerry, Dawn, Uncle Richard and Aunty Julie to share some walking and a spot of lunch. I moved the van forward to the campsite for the night, then met the others for a lift back… Read more »