608 miles to go.

Geoff at start of South West Coast trailHad a corker of a day! Did the first two days of the walk in one day including the additional  strenuous bit. The  GPS gave the distance travelled of 22 miles. with a vertical ascent of over 6000 feet.

Started the day with a great breakfast at The Quay Inn of a kipper and two poached eggs :-) I spoke to another guy who was starting the walk today but he was slackpacking and only going the first 9 miles before his suitcase caught up with him.

With it been a fine, cold day and arriving at Porlock at 1pm I decided to carry on and get to Lynmouth. It got pretty tiring towards the end as the hills are relatively short but a lot steeper than in The Pyrenees.

Biggest problem is the diabolical mobile phone coverage, the poor iPhone has been ¨searching¨all day :-( with very intermittent connections. In Lynmouth my hotel The Bath Hotel (an apt name as my room has no shower but a huge long bath) has yet to hear about this internet thing. So I’m ensconced in The Rock House Hotel drinking Guinness and eating fish & chips to try and replace the 4500 calories that Fitbit things I’ve burnt walking the 49,000 steps and climbing up 441 floors).

The pics on Google+ can be found here

Here is my Everytrail of the day (Hopefully the pics will get there before the battery runs out).
Minehead to Lynmouth – South West Coast Path at EveryTrail
EveryTrail

 

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