Week 27 (part 1) roundup – Watchet to Nether Stowey

The mental load of this journey is far larger than the physical, and every few weeks I feel so tired that I don’t feel refreshed even after a couple of days off. I was nearing this stage but brought my break forward due to a coccyx injury I sustained falling in rocks during the Lynmouth to Porlock leg at the end of March. Consequently, week 27 was a short week.

Wednesday 3rd to Tuesday 9th April 2019
Watchet to Nether Stowey  11.28

Total miles this week 11.28

Total miles to date 1110.75

 

Statue of John Short AKA Yankee Jack, a Watchet shantyman, on the harbour

 

Watchet to Nether Stowey

 

 

Week 26 roundup – Ilfracombe to Watchet

Wednesday 27th March to Tuesday 2nd April 2019

Ilfracombe to Martinhoe 12.13
Martinhoe to Lynmouth 6.15
Lynmouth/Countisbury to Porlock Weir 6.58
Porlock to Minehead 9.00
Minehead to Dunster 4.28
Dunster to Watchet 7.55

Total miles this week 45.69

Total miles to date 1099.47

 

Ilfracombe to Martinhoe

 

Ilfracombe to Martinhoe

 

Martinhoe to Lynmouth

 

Valley of Rocks, Martinhoe to Lynmouth

 

Lynmouth Harbour

 

Lynmouth to Porlock Wier

 

Lynmouth to Porlock Wier

 

Porlock to Minehead

 

Exmoor ponies, Porlock to Minehead

 

Porlock to Minehead

 

Porlock to Minehead

 

Marking the beginning/end of the South West Coast Path, Minehead

 

Minehead to Dunster, look back towards Minehead

 

Minehead to Dunster

 

The Yarn Market, Dunster

 

Dunster to Watchet

 

Dunster to Watchet

 

Dunster to Watchet

 

Dunster to Watchet

 

Alan Herriot’s The Ancient Mariner bronze sculpture, Watchet

 

 

 

Week 25 roundup – Welcombe to Ilfracombe

Wednesday 20th to Tuesday 26th March 2019

Welcombe to Hartland 6.66
Hartland to Buck’s Mills 10.95
Buck’s Mills to Appledore 10.14
Appledore to Croyde 8.60
Croyde to Ilfracombe 10.77

Total miles this week 47.12

Total miles to date 1053.78

Hartland

 

Hartland to Buck’s Mills

 

“The Angels Wings”, the grade 2 listed building “built in 1828 and restored by a few devoted friends in 1934 in memory of Marion Stucley who loved Clovelly”.

 

Clovelly

 

The Hobby Drive, Clovelly

 

Buck’s Mills to Appledore

 

Buck’s Mills to Appledore. A steep section!

 

Buck’s Mills to Appledore

 

A pavement waymarker at Westward Ho!

 

Westward Ho!

 

The Neck, near Crow Point

 

The Tarka Trail, Braunton

 

DUKW six-wheel-drive amphibious assault craft used in WWII. Part of the Braunton Burrows information board.

 

Saunton Sands

 

Croyde to Ilfracombe

 

Woolacombe Sand

 

On Route 27 of the National Cycle Network, Croyde to Ilfracombe

 

On Route 27 of the National Cycle Network, Croyde to Ilfracombe

 

Route 27 of the National Cycle Network, Croyde to Ilfracombe

 

Detail of the Route 27 National Cycle Network waymarker, Croyde to Ilfracombe

Week 24 roundup – Porthcothan to Welcombe

Wednesday 13th to Tuesday 19th March 2019

Porthcothan to Wadebridge 11.35
Rock to Port Gaverne 9.49
Tintagel to Boscastle 7.03
Crackington Haven to Bude 8.71
Bude to Welcombe 10.69

Total miles this week 47.27

Total miles to date 1006.66

Padstow

 

The Camel Estuary, Padstow to Wadebridge

 

The dunes at Rock

 

Lundy Hole, Rock to Port Gaverne

 

Boscastle

 

Boscastle

 

Crackington Haven to Bude

 

Crackington Haven to Bude

 

Crackington Haven to Bude

 

Bude sea swimming pool

 

Bude

 

Bude to Welcombe

 

Bude to Welcombe

 

Bude to Welcombe

 

Bude to Welcombe

 

Wonder what this structure in Welcombe is?

 

 

 

Week 23 roundup – St Ives to Newquay

Wednesday 6th to Tuesday 12th March 2019

St Ives to Godrevy 11.60
Godrevy to Porthtowan 10.06
Porthtowan to Perranporth  8.63
Perranporth to Newquay  9.26

Total miles this week 39.55

Total miles to date 959.39

 

Art at St Ives Railway Station

 

St Ives harbour

 

Herring Gulls at St Ives harbour

 

St Ives

 

Upton Towans

 

Lichen on coastal rocks

 

Porthtowan

 

The National Trust”s Wheal Coates engine house. Porthtowan and Perranporth.

 

Porthtowan and Perranporth

 

Perranporth

 

Perran Beach, Perranporth

 

Hoblyn’s Cove, Perranporth to Newquay.

 

The Gannel Estuary, Newquay

 

The tidal footbridge over the Gannel Estuary, Newquay

 

 

Week 22 roundup – Porthgwarra to Gurnard’s Head

Wednesday 27th to Tuesday 5th March 2019

Porthgwarra to Cape Cornwall 10.86
Cape Cornwall to Gurnard’s Head/Treen 9.92

Total miles this week 20.78

Total miles to date 919.84

 

Porthgwarra to Cape Cornwall

 

Porthgwarra to Cape Cornwall

 

The wreck of the RMS Mülheim, the German cargo ship, which ran aground in Gamper Bay, between Sennen Cove and Land’s End

 

Levant Mines, Pendeen, near St Just

 

Cape Cornwall to Gurnard’s Head

Week 21 roundup – Lizard Point to Porthgwarra

Wednesday 20th to Tuesday 26th February 2019

Lizard Point to Porthleven  13.72
Porthleven to Marazion  10.71
Marazion to Lamorna  10.44
Lamorna to Porthgwarra 7.45

Total miles this week 42.32

Total miles to date 899.06

 

Kynance Cove. Lizard Point to Porthleven.

 

Lizard Point to Porthleven

 

Lizard Point to Porthleven

 

Porthleven to Marazion

 

Porthleven to Marazion

 

A “Wishing Tree”, Porthleven to Marazion

 

The Newlyn Fisherman Memorial, which was built to honour dead fishermen. Over 20 local men have died fishing since 1980.

 

Marazion to Lamorna

 

Marazion to Lamorna

 

Marazion to Lamorna

 

Marazion to Lamorna

 

Lamorna to Porthgwarra

 

St Loy’s Cove, Lamorna to Porthgwarra. The footpath went across this boulder field.

 

Lamorna to Porthgwarra

 

Lamorna to Porthgwarra

 

Lamorna to Porthgwarra

 

Lamorna to Porthgwarra

 

 

 

Week 20 roundup – Mevagissey to Lizard Point

Wednesday 13th to Tuesday 19th February 2019

Mevagissey to Trewartha 9.80
Trewartha to Falmouth 11.40
Falmouth to Helford  6.59
Helford to Coverack 9.59
Coverack to Lizard Point  12.00

Total miles this week 49.38

Total miles to date 856.74

Mevagissey

 

Mural at Mevagissey church

 

Mevagissey

 

Falmouth to Helford Passage

 

Helford to Coverack

 

Helford to Coverack

 

Helford to Coverack

 

Coverack to Lizard Point

 

Coverack to Lizard Point

 

Coverack to Lizard Point

 

An ornately carved bench, Coverack to Lizard Point

 

The old lifeboat station at Lizard Point

 

 

 

 

Week 19 roundup – Freathy to Mevagissey

Wednesday 6th to Tuesday 12th February 2019

Freathy  to Millendreath  10.84
Millendreath to Polperro  6.75
Polperro to Fowey  8.84
Fowey to St Austell  10.36
St Austell to Mevagissey  6.60

Total miles this week  43.39

Total miles to date 807.36

Looe Harbour

 

Bronze sculpture of Nelson, the one eyed grey seal, who was a popular visitor to Looe harbour for over 25 years.

 

Looe Harbour

 

St George’s or Looe Island

 

Talland Bay

 

Talland Bay

 

Polperro

 

Waterfall to the sea. Polperro to Fowey.

 

Polperro to Fowey

 

“Daphne’s Crow” or “Rook with a Book” at Berrills Yard, Fowey

 

Fowey to Charlestown, St Austell

 

Saints’ Way, Fowey to St Austell

 

Fowey to St Austell

 

The trail near Par Beach

 

Fowey to St Austell

 

Charlestown, St Austell

 

Charlestown, St Austell

 

 

Week 18 roundup – Salcombe to Freathy

Wednesday 30th January to Tuesday 5th February 2019

Salcombe to Bantham 11.05
Bigbury-on-Sea to Kingston via Mothecombe  6.25
Mothecombe to Yealmpton  9.16
Brixton to Plymouth 10.36
Plymouth to Freathy  8.66

Total miles this week  45.48

Total miles to date 763.97

Erme Mouth, Bigbury-on-Sea to Kingston via Mothecombe

 

Mothecombe to Yealmpton

 

Meadowsfoot beach, Mothecombe

 

Hooe Lake, Radford, Plymouth

 

Plymouth

 

Plymouth Harbour

 

The clock at Cremyll ferry. Very apt!