Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Saturday, 4 October 2008

Saturday 4 October 2008 - SWCP - Plymouth to Noss Mayo

Modus operandi:

Car - Bus - Walk - Boat - Walk - Taxi - Walk - Car - Walk

15 km walk - 11.00 to 16.00, 600 metres ascent.

An exciting hour lurching down narrow Devon lanes on the top deck of a bus was just one of several modes of transport today.

The SWCP encounters several estuaries hereabouts, and some ferries have already stopped for the winter.

Forecast rain appeared only in brief flurries, and with a following wind we 'stormed' along.

Long refreshment stops at Monty's in Plymouth and the Old Mill in Wembury restrained us to within 45 minutes of our taxi rendezvous. Dolphin and whale rescues, and 3 vessels in trouble, proved a distraction but turned out to be training/hoaxes.

A hedge provided shelter before the taxi arrived 30 minutes early.

Sue, at Cellars B&B, kindly lifted us to The Ship in Noss Mayo, where we contributed to the upkeep of the owners' Bentley and Range Rover. Then it was back to our 'house in the garden' of this B&B, which itself is one third of the 'summer house' built in 1882 for the Lady of the Manor.

Sue is pictured lunching on 'Tuorta da nusch' (nut cake), received on Thursday in a food parcel from Markus, the kindly Austrian. Taa Markus!

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