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Blog archives: January 2013

SWCP Day 25 - That's All Folks!!!

January 9, 2013, 7:23 pm

The final day dawned, suitably damp and dreary but with a good forecast. The final 16 miles ought to be fairly easy given given its moderate rating in the guide book.  As Kit, Rex and I set off back towards St Adselm's Head in the grey morning light we had…Read more »

SWCP Day 24 - Almost Foiled by Falls and Firings

January 8, 2013, 8:05 pm

It seems that a few last minute obstacles are popping up to try and stop me from completing the challenge and succeeding at least in part. This morning began with a gentle walk through Weymouth.  Kit Noble has once again joined the walk, this time to see it out and…Read more »

SWCP Day 23 - 17 miles of Mud and a Nice Walk on Portland

January 7, 2013, 9:19 pm

Without doubt Chesil Beach is a fascinating geographical feature. 100 million tons of pebbles piled up into a giant causeway.  It looks incredibly fragile but has stayed in place for millions of years. Unfortunately it…Read more »

SWCP Day 22 - Crumbling Hardy Country

January 6, 2013, 9:25 pm

The guest walkers are coming thick and fast now and today I was joined by Charley Horton, a friend from Kingswear, as well as my brother Greg for a walk through the coast of…Read more »

SWCP Day 21 - The Red Cliffs of Devon

January 5, 2013, 9:15 pm

Today's section of the path took me from Babbacombe in Torquay to Sidmouth.  This is red sandstone country all the way. This is a very soft rock which gets easily carved into weird and wonderful shapes.  It also means it's very unreliable and crumbles easily. Following recent rains there have…Read more »

SWCP Day 20 - 500 Miles and the Countdown Begins

January 4, 2013, 7:33 pm

An odd day today as I walked pretty much directly from my own house and did a piece of the coast path which I have done many, many times with dogs old and new. Despite being 75% of the way around, I still think the walk from Kingswear to Brixham…Read more »

SWCP Day 19 - Home to Roost

January 3, 2013, 9:51 pm

A very gentle day for me today as I only had to walk from Prawle Point to Kingswear, about 19 miles on familiar ground. It was great to have lots of friends and supporters joining at various points for the walk into Dartmouth and then across the River Dart into…Read more »

SWCP Day 18 - Now This Is More Like It

January 2, 2013, 9:08 pm

If you asked me to describe a perfect day on the coast path it would definitely include all of the following; good company, secluded beaches, rocky headlands, picturesque villages, friendly beach cafés, dry weather, firm paths, fine views and a dog by my side. As I sit down to write…Read more »

SWCP Day 17 - Happy New Year

January 1, 2013, 6:58 pm

Last night being New Year's Eve, and being in the wonderful company of old friends Sally and Dick Bone, we did stay up a little past the  normal 9pm curfew, but couldn't quite make it to midnight. The path waits for no one; we'd still have to be up early…Read more »

SWCP Day 16 - Let's Hear it for the Support Team

January 1, 2013, 5:31 pm

Today I reached a number of milestones. For a start I finished the entire Cornwall section of the walk when I reached the Cremyll Ferry, the end point of today's walk. By then I'd already gone through the 400 mile mark, finishing the day at 411 miles.  As it turns…Read more »