Day 95, Widemouth Bay - Ilfracombe.
I spent the morning talking with two guys who had arrived in the middle of the night in their camper van. While I was packing away my tent one of them asked if he could take some photos for me, adding to the very small number of photos of me on this trip.
I managed to break one of my tent poles earlier in the morning when I shook the tent to get water off it. The pole was too cold and just snapped. Fortunately I only had one more night of camping to go on the tour.
I set off around 1030 through Bude and onwards to hilly country lanes that led to Bideford. Here I stopped for lunch in a cafe and took full advantage of their wifi to figure out where exactly my Warmshowers host for the evening lived.
I picked up the national cycle network and the Tarka Trail. The route ran alongside the river Taw before turning inland across rolling countryside. It is a route I would recommend cycling.
I hardly had to leave the NCN to find my host's house. I met him at the pub that he ran where he introduced me to his housemates.
After I had showered he drove me into Ilfracombe for a quick tour and to get some fish and chips. We ate these back at the pub with his housemates.
2yrs ago - cycle around Britain - day 95
The #TarkaTrail , 180 miles long, follows in the footsteps of the character Tarka the Otter from Henry Williamson’s famous novel and passes through North #Tawton , #Devon#uk http://www.northtawton.org/tarka-trail/