Tuesday, 20 April 2010
Day 4 Indian Queens to Jamaica Inn
Today's ascent was reckoned as 660m and boy, did feel everyone of them, along with every metre of the 34.6km's. It has been a real interesting walk today. Walking through the town of Bodmin, before walking up onto the famous Bodmin Moor. In the town I passed the jail, before the long uphill walk out. The views across the moors have been spectacular, must come back and walk across it someday. Unfortunately more A30 walking today, but on the dual carriageway most the way, where you only have to concentrate on a single flow of traffic. During an excursion off it, I crossed a small stream, where I couldn't resist a paddle. What a relief!!!!!! Will certainly try that again. Have ended up a the Jamaica Inn where I am staying. It has lots of smuggling history and is haunted, just hope I get a decent sleep, a few more pints of Stella will assist with that, if not all my drying clothes around the room certainly will. Have just finished a lasagna which certainly makes up for the disappointing meal last night. Generally food has been good, but tonight's tops it so far, its a nice feeling to be stuffed on good food. I think I've just put back on the weight I'd lost. I remembered today crossing the moor the stories of the " beast of Bodmin Moor", rumour has it, there have been sightings today of him, in hi vis close to the A30. I'd kept my eyes opened but didn't see anything, apart from a strange 17stone creature, barefooted in a stream trying to capture his favourite fish. No dog events today.