26.08.2012 - 27.08.2012 19 °C
Day 2 - feeling a lot better than I thought I would. We get underway by about 10 - still missing target of 9 - D'oh! Our route, courtesy of the nice people at the CTC (B and B route) seems programmed to take in the steepest hills around. So we detour off the fast but scary A39 to take in the North Cornwall and Devon coastal route via Tintagel and Camelot and other Arthurian haunts. They know how to make hills in this part of the world. We had to walk one or two steep bits, and actually had to walk down one. Beautiful views of the coast though. We stopped for lunch at Bude, where there was a place that did a £5.95 sunday roast next to a bike shop - paradise! Day 2 was sunny and hot - so from squelchy feet on day 1 to dehydration on day 2 - marvellous
Afternoon we turned inland into Devon where the hills seem worse than cornwall. The wind is still at our backs - thank you god, or the met office, or whoever orders these things. Totally cream crackered by the time we roll into South Molton at 7 pm. The campsite is good - much better than I remember them - usually a field with a tap in the corner when I were a lad.