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SWCP - Day 7 - Instow to Westward Ho!

sunny 20 °C

Steps / distance: 33,066 22.42km
Rating: easy

While it's possible to take a ferry from Instow to Appledore, the ferry is only at high tide. Also, I wanted to stop in the Bideford laundromat on the walk around to Appledore. Very happy to have done so. Nice to have clean clothes; the hour and £8 were worth it.


Walking around Northam Barrows to Westward Ho! (Always spelled with an exclamation point), the path goes by a combination grazing field and golf course. You can see the golfer swinging behind the grazing lambs.

I arrived at the hotel in Westward Ho! only to be told 4hat my reservation had been cancelled and the inn was fully booked. I tried to have a conversation with the man but he just kept talking/yelling over me and basically said I should have booking.com refund me 8f, as I claimed, I'd already paid. So I phoned booking.com and they contacted the hotel and, lo and behold, even as the one guy is still yelling at me, another one says they are making up a room for me. So I have a room, which is mostly adequate, although I'll have comments in my review about the shower (only two temperatures - scalding and freezing). Apparently, breakfast will be served from 9-9:30. Whatever.

Anyway, in other news, my ankle is really sore today. I've bought frozen peas and am icing it, but not sure yet what that means for tomorrow. I was hobbling on my way to/from dinner at the Pig and Olive.

I can't complain about the weather, though. It's really been spectacular so far.

Posted by Deb Godley 18:27 Archived in England

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