Thursday, 9 April 2009

Day 5 Thursday - Killaworgey to Hellandbridge

Walking 7.40am to 5.00pm
Distance walked 16 miles
Distance left 998 miles

I left early before the JCB started up and before Tim was about. I had a really good night's sleep. This was a great night's halt. I really struck lucky. It had rained a little during the night but I packed up in the dry although it came on to rain not long after. It rained on and off all day but it was not a great problem.

The way took me over Castle-an-Dinas, a neolithic camp, very windy but quite impressive. I made contact with my hosts for tonight at a call box at Tregonetha. A short way on, I saw a signpost for a hamlet named Demelza; surely the inspiration for Demelza in Poldark? Then on to Withiel, Ruthernbridge and on to the Camel Trail which I followed all the way to Hellandbridge, my hosts, David and Jill meeting me along the way. We shan't dwell on the wrong turning I took on the trail, heading into Bodmin! A little aberration.


Withiel church

At Ruthernbridge I came across this Morris Minor; there was possibly another but it was beneath a green tarpaulin.

We are now at a village near St. Endellion where, if I manage to stay awake, I shall enjoy a Messaien string quartet at St. Endellion Church, part of the Easter Festival there. Supper has been typical hiker's fare - starting with scallops, followed by rare fillet steak with frite followed by local cheeses and strawberries with clotted cream.

6 comments:

  1. Killaworgey and Hellandbridge - don't you just love the place names we have in this country?

    I see that you now have under 1000 miles to go - so well done for making that milestone!

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  2. Hi Geoff

    Under 1000 miles to go! It's a breeze from now on. Best of luck for the rest of way.

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  3. Hmmm. There's an example of husband and wife sitting in the same room, laptops on knees, and not conferring with each other about the comments they're posting! Great minds, and all that...

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  4. Hi Geoff,
    Glad you survived the rain.

    Did you manage to replace the waterproof overtrousers in Truro? The old ones are on their way back to Chippy!

    Cheers,

    Chris

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  5. Nice menu, Geoff. Wot? No beer?

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  6. Oh you poor thing, having to put up with all that awful food :D

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