Wonderful food, a warm welcome and a beautiful location.

Footsore After a Long Day

As much as the first two days were hilly, so today was flat.  Beaches, dunes and a 14 mile cycle path allowed me to cover miles quickly so I route marched 31 miles to end back at Bideford for another night with Thom and Anna.  According to the plan I should only have done a 28 mile walk but it as I was travelling across such forgiving terrain it seemed sensible to put an extra 3 miles in the bank for a rainy day.

Here’s my first attempt at a vlog.  Thanks Bombys for the loan of the camera.


Croyde Beach


Physically I’m feeling pretty good. Heart and lungs working better than any time in the last 10 years, thighs sore but managing ( and now reeking of deep heat). The low points are my feet which are incredible sore, just from fatigue I think but bad enough to force me to slow down at times.  As I was on the cycle path this afternoon I got Holly to bring my training shoes and did the last nine miles in much greater comfort.

David and Sarah Hampton

David with Sarah Hampton

Along the way today I met with Sarah Hampton from the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Lovely to put a name to a face and nice to know she’s delighted with the coverage we’ve been getting. I guess she gets lots of nutters doing daft things.

Tomorrow gets hilly again so a hot bath was very welcome dinner is smelling great.