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Travel Blogs from Bude
This Wet & Dry is not about emery paper!! Predictably it's the weather. Yesterday we ecided to go and check out some more haunts from 50+ years ago. A favourite from then was Croyde Bay where we used to spend every Whitson long weekend in a caravan park just behind the beach. Could hardly see the beach for a heavy rainy mist hanging over the area, but our camp site is apparently ...
Went for a drive for miles up the coast today, Another tourist trap among many on the North Cornish coast to Tintagel.. It must have been all of 5 miles,(8 K's) along the coast. Managed to park quite close to the track down to the castle access, BUT; the track is easy going down, probably a kilometre mostly down hill occaisionally very steep.
Decided the souvenir shop and a coffee in the cafe and ...
... to keep Mrs Brown happy.
From there north skirting the Cornish Atlantic coast to just before Wadebridge and a lovely bar/restaurant for a Sunday carvery Pork Roast.
Found some more single lane roads finding our way into Port Isaac and looking for The Gallery B & B, where we are booked in for tomorrow night!! Got lucky, they had a cancellation so we are here for two nights..
Finally a flat stretch to give me an easier day. Or so I thought until I hit the footpath/cycle path which double up as the South West Coast Path and Tarka trail around the Torridge and Taw rivers. Yes flat but a lot of tarmac. Whilst my legs and inner self felt much better at the end of the day, my joints were screaming, even though I walked on the tarmac bits!
I set out around the Northam Burrows to Appledore and ...
Sects and Mountaineers
The day started, as they have to, in the camp site toilets where a guy studied my High Vis 24 Marathons and 4 Everests T-shirt. He was a bit of a look alike for Chris Bonnington or Doug Scott, or at least what these guys look like in my imagination. He asked me if I had indeed been up Everest 4 times or was on my way, a question I was asked frequently on the path, but which always lead to a good chat. This time though I was a bit nervous, ...
Other places to stay in Bude
Bude | Hotelfrom $200
Crooklets Beach, Bude | Hotelfrom $133
Maer Down Road near Crooklets Beach, Bude | Hotelfrom $120
Maer Down Road, Crooklets Beach, Bude | Hotelfrom $50
Downs View, Bude | Hotelfrom $111
17-18 Summerleaze Crescent, Bude | 2 star hotelfrom $127
Flexbury Avenue, Bude | 4 star hotelfrom $127