This was the hardest day so far with plenty of hills from the start of the day until the end. The toughest hills were probably up to High Cliff between Boscastle and Crackington and then at Lower Tresmorn the other side of Crackington. The hills in the guidebook were described as 'steep', 'very steep', 'very very steep', and 'extremely steep'. I think Richard may have regretted joining me!
We started off to a sprinkling of rain but that soon disappeared and the weather was hot whereas the forecast was for rain! We were prepared with sun cream. We passed through the edge of Tintagel, Boscastle and Crackington Haven eventually arriving at Widemouth at 5.30pm. By the end of the day we had developed our own style which probably looked as if we had fallen out - I went ahead going up hill and Richard went on going downhill.
Alan then dropped Richard off to his car at Wadebridge and he (Richard) then had a 2 hour drive home, by which time Alan and I were in the pub.
We stayed in Bude in a hotel stuck in a 1970's time warp. The owners were very friendly but their dogs were not so friendly when they attacked poor Alfie.
Looking forward to the final leg on Wednesday.
|Start of the steep hills|
|More steep hills|
|Yet more steep hills (the photos don't do them justice)|