Today's Distance: 32 km (20 miles)
Total Distance: 1514 km (941 miles)
Distance to go: 113 km (70 miles)
We breakfasted at 7:30am and l was back on the road in Watergate at 8:55am. Rain threatened but did not eventuate and l had an enjoyable walk on quiet country roads. I walked via Tuckingmill to St. Tudy where l arrived in time for an over 60's morning coffee and biscuit. I asked directions and was advised to ask a couple of local ladies. I was told l would have to cross the border.
One of the ladies told me how she had had to cross the border when she got married. However she went on to say that after her husband retired she got him to take her back home across the border. The border in question? The parish border between St. Tudy and St. Mabyn.
From St. Tudy l crossed the border and went via Cross Hill and Castle Killibury to Wadebridge. This required an unpleasant 1km walk beside the A39. l did however meet and chat to 3 cyclists heading north on the A39 on their LEJOG. I arrived in Wadebridge about 1:35pm where l met up with Shiel and we had lunch. Like yesterday we ordered 2 cream teas and were told, like yesterday,that they had only enough scones to make one cream tea. In fact they had insufficient clotted cream to make one cream tea. Is there a national scone shortage? I left Wadebridge via Burlawn and went past the St. Breock wind farm. Near the wind farm, on the Saint's Way, l passed 4 more cyclists starting their LEJOG.
I ended my day at the village of Rosenannon, about 3miles short of St. Mabyn, the end point I originally planned for tomorrow. We are staying at a farm B&B near Winnard's Perch and we had our evening meal at a pub in St. Coulomb Major. A friend of mine in NZ, Murray S, has suggested that my JOGLE walk is just an excuse to make a 66 day, 1000 mile pub crawl. The idea is not without merit.
Hi Richard. We have been following your progress on your blog since day 1 -well done so far your are nearly there. Did you reailise that exactly 45 years ago you were recording our wedding having crossed the border into Herts!. We still have the recording! Will make a donation in part payment for that service!!!ReplyDelete
Will be in touch via email
Toddy & Dreda
i Richard I post a long comment then it disappeared and is gone. It rambled on about yr breach in etiquette of Wed Loafers etc etcReplyDelete
Anyway I'll send $nz100 Directly to the Malaghan Inst hers in Wgtn - Rob says it'll save currency conversion nibbling
Look fewd to yr return
cheers Alan Frost
Hi John and Dreda,ReplyDelete
Good to hear from you, Thanks for donation Digby, you kept that quiet!
I finished the walking today and now plan to take up serious loafing again. Thanks for donation.