Today started with a mega breakfast at the Copper Keys pub, with a whole pig's worth of bacon, 2 fried eggs, 3 sausage, fries bread, mushrooms, beans, tomatoes and a whole loaf worth of toast, wonder how much that would cost in the canteen at work? Once again there had been a hard frost over night. Upon leaving the pub, the first priority was to send the previous days blog, as the town did not have reception, whilst concentrating on that I managed to take a wrong turn, (once again in a town) and added probably, 0.5km to the days walk which totalled 36km. Even when I did get reception it took ages for google to send the e-mail, must speak to Jeremy.
This has been the longest day to date, and hilly, (sorry to bore you, but it will be the last time for a while). 3km's out of Tiverton, there was a 150m drop and a 90m climb, separated of course the usually stream in the dip, of course this resulted in the customary paddle. Hills are now a thing of the past, until the Lake District and Scotland, Sunday's walk starts on a canal and finishes along the river, then I progress through the lowlands of Somerset, through Bristol (not across the Clifton Bridge) up through the A38 in the Midlands with canals etc...... In a word, hilless!!!!!! Very few people out en route today, so I made up for not being able to use the MP3, on the lanes, by singing, anything from "I your happy and you know it" to "Onward Christian Soldiers". I now know why there weren't many people around, ummmm????? Saw this sign today warning me of a black dog ahead, so I proceeded with caution, only to have two white snappy dogs have a bark at me. Cunning dogs fooling me into a false sense off security (making me look for the black one!!!). By the way, I your wondering why so many mistake in the typing, its a bit difficult, typing on a qwerty keyboard 20 x 70mm, with fat fingers. That my excuse and I'm sticking to it. Rest day tomorrow in Tiverton, don't know what to do yet, either canal trip, watch footy in a bar or go for a walk on the River Exe. Well I've been walking for a week, around 130+ miles done, but it doesn't seem like any weight lost. My trousers are just as tight!!! Am now developing a theory, (have lots of time to do those) I've seen myself as a carthorse when its comes to walking, steady pace, carrying weight.... But now I'm seeing myself as a camel, only a camel has its hump on his back, mines on me front, he's a ship of the desert, I'm a ship of ???????, I'll let you make your own minds up.