Monday, 26 April 2010
Day 9 Taunton to Sedgemoor Services
The saga of the headphone, the camera and getting lost in towns continues, only this time with disastrous consequences. Leaving the B&B, I had been on the phone for 45 mins, the significance of this will be explained. I was also using the phones sat nav function to direct me across town, so I wouldn't get lost. Happy was I as I took a photo at the point were suddenly in Taunton, you start heading north, not east liked the whole of the last week. Without realising it, because I was so focused on the roads, the pouch holding my camera, MP3 and headphones came detached from the rucksack. It was too late when i realised, I tried back tracking, but someone is probably the owner of some new electrical equipment. Hope they give them as much hassle as they did me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In anger I swung my foot and as it was being directed towards a wall, I STOPPED, just in time.I didn't want broken toes as well, that would have halted things. So I stomped out of Taunton, waying up the options. One being no more photo's as I am destine not to have any or buy another new camera from Argos in Bridgwater. Buy a new one was agreed, (by myself). So off on the indirect route to Bridgwater it was. On arriving at BW, I was given directions to Argos which took me all around the town, only to find the new store just off the A38, (which is the new A30). So needlessly walking about 2km extra and in the process losing my map. This is not as bad as it sounds as firstly the route out is pretty much up the A38 and secondly, I have the whole of the country maps on my phone. The phone which, had rapidly been drained of power in the morning! But with turning it off/on I was ok. Now the previous week has not been good for listening to MP3's, the afternoon was ideal as there was a path the entire distance on the A38, but I had neither a MP3 or headphones. Plan B, to use my telephone was no good as had to conserve batteries. No music again! But there was one dog today, another small one, but quiet aggressive, help came from my walking pole, spearing the dog and minutes later from the owner who having a chat with someone. So to sum up the day, 40km completed, and all my photos lost. Music can be replaced.