Hatherleigh to Morchard Road Station: 22km
Lois’ observation: It’s amazing, the amnesic effect of cycling. You can have days, or parts of days, where you HATE the hills, you HATE your bike, you HATE bloody Cornwall (substitute any other county/country) and then wake up the next morning loving it all again!
After a full English Breakfast at the Tally Ho!, which included vegetarian sausages for Paul and instant coffee, we headed to the Cafe de Ville for espresso and latte! The ride from Hatherleigh was not devoid of hills, but was a very pleasant traverse of the Devonshire countryside on a lovely sunny day, with a view of Dartmoor in the distance to the south. We gradually descended to the valley of a tributary of the River Exe. At Morchard Road, we caught a train on the Barnstaple to Exeter line, which, after a couple of changes brought us back to Weston- super-Mare.
On the way to Liz’s house in Uphill, we cycled along the promenade past holidaymakers huddling in the mist, donkey rides and giant sandcastles. We now have clean clothes (thank you, Liz), have had a wonderful home-cooked meal (thank you, again) and are all set to get back on the trail again tomorrow.