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Travel Blogs from Stoke Canon
green beans, salad and potatoes. Delicious.
back onto the flying fox, into Berty and Jan and Jeremy took us to
Paignton to catch the train. The day was once again a bit murky so
the fantastic scenery was intermittent.
took us from the train to Wendover to the Five Bells Pub where we
were to stay for the next few days. Between three and four hours
driving in persistent rain. Ali ...
... By the time we got back to The Coach House, the Rudolph children were all returning from their various outings to cricket and Guy had retuned from his Board meeting in Amsterdam. We had a lovely dinner and Guy introduced Pete to Armagnac. Luckily that took the edge off watch us lose 2 Americas Cup races (sigh). Although it did increase his ranting a bit. He is not feeling so flash this morning ...
... boat stretch heading through the West Country, only ducks around though. We have a brief stop in the town of Tiverton that had a castle, but is a privately owned castle and was not open. Still took some good photos and looked around as much as we could. Heading off to Barnstaple through part of the Exmoor National Park, the road we take is between Exmoor and Dartmoor, the A361. Barnstaple is a much larger city than I thought ...
Finished the run like Mo Farah on his last lap at 4.00pm to be greeted by Giuli and Kimber in the park at the west end of the sea front at Minehead. Giuli has been oresome! (no not a spelling mistake - see her comments yesterday. And after all she is an Ironcook!) And it was a great days running; with all that excitement and adrenalin at finishing I was flying, or at least felt like it.
Then it was on to the sculpture to mark the start/finish of the SWCP for a ...
The final day was divided into three distinct parts. Firstly a high cliff section with a long wooded stretch up to Porlock. These woods grow on slopes so steep above the cliffs that you wonder how they don’t just topple over into the sea. At least the woods provide a lot of shelter for my vertigo and running through them masks the amount of ascent you are doing. Secondly there is the flat, marsh land between Porlock and Bossington and then the ...