Today was the shortest so far only 15 miles walked although it was a record for ice creams consumed! since Woolacombe is such a holiday honey pot. Arriving their bought back memories of Nick’s first holiday in 1975, it’s still much the same except for the HUGE numbers of surfers with their boards and rubber kit. In fact te whole Devon coast is a bit of a time warp, this was bought home after reading Cory Doctorow’s twitters about been stuck in immigration at LHR T5 [blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/doctorow/status/190739532101070848″] which is about as far removed from walking through villages like Lee Bay as you can get.
I finally ended in Croyde desperate to find a b&b the first 5 were all full 🙁 So I ended up paying £65 for a basic b&b (with no wi-fi). the warning sign is AA recommended! The whole village is a a wallet busting place. I mean £4.70 for a Guinness in a PH.
I’ve managed to get a small blood blister on the side of my left heel , I attacked it with the army knife plus cut of the sides of the insole so hopefully it will be gone tomorrow.
Images can be found on Google+ here
The next few days look easier as it’s an old railway line 🙂
Here is the Everytrail and my stats are here:
South West Coast Path – Ilfracombe to Croyde at EveryTrail