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I awake according to my custom before 5am:
Seagulls circling early,
"Come join us".
It's a rest day and we take the time to farewell Ed onto the London train and focus on preparing ourselves for the next stage of this adventure.
Here we are in Doc Martyn's village of Pt Isaac. This is such a picturesque village and it holds fond memories for us as we spent some time here 9 years ago with Emily & Oscar (,who was 2 at the time.)
Special significance was that the RNLI took Mandy's fathers ashes out to sea & scattered them as they did a circle around them & lit a flare in celebration of his commitment to the RNLI. It was a moving tribute to a great man.
So we have been back to that spot ...
... it keeps pulling the bag down. We trudge through deep mud around the flood plain and the muscles in my neck and shoulders are struggling with the pain and a persistent headache arises. It’s clear to me there will be no pleasure in today and I know Debby is struggling as well.
This is just wrong; it’s not how I wanted my last day with Ed to be. I wanted to enjoy it and I am instead cast down in a bleak mood and ...
... of her life-giving energy flowing through places recognised as centres of illumination."
We drew ourselves away regretfully from this lovely setting and descended down to a small chain ferry, The King Harry Ferry. Crossing the river we then walked on up and up and up with hot tired feet and Ed describing his first blister, a nasty one sitting under the ball of his foot. We stop briefly in Philleigh at the Roseland Inn for coffee ...
... and I found my words flowing
Nature's entangling foliage
Hearts and minds
But despite the stimulation of our surroundings, after 20kms with heavy packs we called our day to a halt at Ponsanooth, and managed to call a taxi to take us to our accommodation. The Premier Inn, to our disgust turns out to be a horrible tourist scamming place which I have unfortunately booked us into for two expensive ...