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Friday, 15 July 2016

SW Coast Path - Gorran Haven to Par

Friday 15th July

Zephyr House B and B had me off to a good start throwing in a ham sandwich, baby bell cheese, and tomato packed lunch at no extra cost. They were very friendly and I wish them well with their B and B venture.

 From Gorran Haven to Pentewan was hard going with continuous ups and downs, narrow trough footpaths, and footpaths on the slant of the hill forcing feet round inside shoes. There was virtually no flat walking at all, as soon as I topped an incline it was straight down the other side.

 I met the same couple again I met yesterday just prior to my setting up my tent. Jacky and Ken (?) Beaver (poss. Belvoir?) from Bolton  they are active LDWA members - anybody know them?

At my first beach café stop for tea and scone the guy gave me a free bottle of water to send me on my way, so on top of the free packed lunch my reputation for generous hand outs is possibly being re- established?

At a beach café, can't remember which, health and safety prevented them from filling my water bottle, but they sold me a bottle of water along with the tea I bought. One might feel cross but at least I didn't end up with deli-belly.

I am at The Par Inn, but they don't do food so went up the road to The Welcome Home pub. They have only been in 6 weeks but I had the best curry I've had for a while for £7.95. Occupants were a dozen or so late middle aged beer drinkers - their noise was raucous and, overpowering and further enhanced by loud music, but somehow I didn't mind.

Tomorrow I have got a 14 miler reputed to be one of the hardest sections on the SWCP, Par to Polperro, and the forecast is HOT. I'm a bit apprehensive and planning an early start.


Anonymous said...

There seem to be a lot of recent changes in the catering establishments you are visiting, probably a sign of how difficult it is to make a living from a hotel or pub.Anyhow you are not going short

Sir Hugh said...

BC - well at least I have not gone hungry so far.

John J said...

I know Jacqui & Ken, although they now live in Devon (having moved from Bolton about 3 years ago)) they've retained their East Lancs LDWA membership - a lovely couple :-)

Sir Hugh said...

JJ - I thought so too. Proper people in my language.