The biggest day so far. Over 32k or 20 miles with 1200 metres of ascent. In all honesty it felt like it.
I left Wadebridge at 6.00am after a late night watching England. Luke my Canadian grandson now believes that England always win penalty shootouts.
Making my way across country to Port Isaac I had the normal problems in Cornwall; that farmers apparently ignore footpaths and rights of way.
I walked north via Chapel Amble and St Endellion to reach the coast at 9.00. I had lunch at around 1.30 at Trebarwith Strand having survived the switchbacks of Barrett’s Zawn and Jacket’s Point and arrived at Tintagel, which I tried to ignore.
Less than 3 miles to Boscastle but they included the deep valleys of Willapark and Rocky Valley, which meant that I was delighted when Boscastle, which had mysteriously been moving away from me, finally relented and I arrived at 5.30.
I have a family room at the Hostel and am hoping not to have to share. I want to make an early start again tomorrow but I now have a bed at Northshore Hostel in Bude. Tomorrow is shorter but has 1400m of ascent and will be another tough day.