So it was a little bit of a foggy start to my day after last nights hospitality from Henry the 5 year old bomb maker and Lucy you pop the 3 year old pant flashing steamroller…. Thanks guys. Great to catch up with mum and dad too.
Actually it really was foggy…but my route today was fairly easy, once I found my way out of Plymouth. It’s a shame I didn’t have time to explore the naval collage / naval history but I’ll be back.
Oh could do with a Chinese
Of course today was Sunday. Remembrance Sunday. There were lots of cyclists out which was nice.
20ish miles took me to Knightsbridge. I mean Kingsbridge.
From there southern road would take me to Salcombe or the north towards Dartmouth. Salcombe was too far and I’d forgotten my surf board so I headed towards Dartmouth. The route still felt Cornish – up and down but not so steep.
I said not so steep. Then I hit Torcross and Start Bay.
Start bay was a bit disappointing to be honest. I was looking around thinking there must be some history around this spit but nothing more than a 4 gunned frigate called Friendship that patrolled there in the 1750’s…. The fish and chip shop looked nice but i didn’t go in. God the time… the days are getting so short now for cycling. Really 3pm is stop time.
The route out of Start Bay was a killer. I then looked right and….
As I headed north to Totnes the roads no doubt flattened out a little more and I was able to get more miles in. 50 today. In all a great day full of everything;
Fog, Sun, Drizzle, 30 degree plus hills, 30mph downhills, nice motorists, one nasty motorcyclist. There were:
Hills, horizons, hurting legs and humour and laughter
Ships, Soreen, Steak, Sambuca and finally sleep… perfect
Anyway sorry a little light tonight but it’s Sunday. Remember we’ll meet again but until that time…
Over and Out