Wednesday, 13 July 2011

A great day

I always look forward to visiting places that I haven't been to before. Today was special: five 'new' harbours - Bideford, Appledore, Clovelly, Hartland Quay and Bude. How could I possibly not have been to Clovelly before? I spent a lot of time there, as well as Hartland Quay. The sun brought out the best of the area, as well as the tourists. The quay at Clovelly was packed with people taking in the sun (and drinking beer and cider).

The coast at Hartland Quay is fascinating, with extraordinary rock formations. Sadly the old quay has disappeared, with only a stub remaining. It was warm enough for plenty of people to go swimming.

Later in the afternoon I entered Cornwall! It's amazing how quickly the counties change - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Devon, and now Cornwall. With its 298 miles of coastline, I'll be here for a while.

I maintained and even increased my lead over the schedule. Instead of camping at Hartland, I'm in a B&B in Bude, about 15 miles ahead. The forecast for tomorrow is great, but Friday and Saturday are not so good. If I can make Friday's ride even shorter, I may miss some of the coming rain.

1 comment:

  1. As I said on Facebook, your photos are showing the best of the scenic beauty and the weather in this area. I hope you're enjoying this part as much as you seem to be. Great going!