Please excuse the lack of posts in the last week. I have had difficulty getting to create posts after a long day cycling. Across Devon and now Cornwall signal strength is mixed.
More important, after 8 hours cycling, often against tough weather the last thing I’m thinking of is blog posts.
I want to hang my sodden clothes to dry, quaff a local pint of beer, devour a home-cooked meal and slip between dry bed linen.
All these I have found in Boscastle on the North Cornish coast. Tonight I’ll be staying at the YHA which is famous as the building most photographed during the floor of 2004. Completely rebuild in 2005. After 440 million gallons of water passed through the coastal village after a once in 400 year event happened due to flash flooring.
I treated myself the luxury of a melt-in-the-mouth cornish cream tea, and it was superb.
I’m held up in the Cobweb Inn battling with their wi-fi (well that’s my excuse) in the hope that I will get this message in a bottle out. Of course I didn’t come to Cornwall for the information superhighway, so alas, you’ll have to wait till I finish my pint of Castle Gold and find somewhere that has a signal.
My 5 weeks cycle had readied me for today. 9 hrs cycle against 25mph head wind, full in the face westerly. Picked up from Hallwood Fresh Veg in Okehampton. Exhausted. Arrived after dark.
Had great home made lasagne & pint of Harbour Special in the Cob Web Inn in Boscastle.
More info to follow
Very long day against the wind, very tired. Picked up from Exeter Brewery. Award winning micro brewery on the marshes of Exminster. long arduous climb to Okehampton. Arrived in darkness and rain. More info to follow.
More on my visit to The Magdalen Project when I have an opportunity to sit down and write a full account of a great visit with this incredible organization. Creating opportunities for schools, young people, and individuals wanting to learn about where food comes from.
Today was a big day in terms of miles. My legs didn’t have the power in them to get the full distance as I made an error in route and added miles. I stopped in Chard because I couldn’t get to Beer on the coast long before dark.
More info will be posted when I make time to blog
Picked up wonderful cheese from Keens near Wincanton. Had great photo shoot with Ray Wat snapping while I talked with Cheese maestro George Keen. I will update this post when I allot time to blogging & upload pictures.