Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Week 2: Westward Ho! to Padstow 'On the Path' Day 8

Word of the day - Flowers
Clovelly to Hartland Quay
- 10 miles
- 2,300ft of ascent

Passed a summer house called the Angel's Wings which was built in 1826 incorporating carvings by a butler at Clovelly Court. Ran out of water with the first cup of tea of the day and had to walk to Mill Mouth for water refills on the beach. Black Church Rock with its double through arch was very impressive.

All the spring flowers are in full bloom, this field of young gorse bushes looked amazing in the early morning light.

"It's hot, I'm hungry and thinking of bacon!" Found, to our great joy, that the tea shack at Hartland Point car park was open (food at last). We gorged ourselves on pasties and passion fruit cake. 
Great view of Lundy from Hartland Point; very dramatic rock formations beyond. Stayed at Stoke Barton campsite and had a meal at the Hartland Quay Hotel.

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