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SWCP - Day 52 of 52 - Kingston to South Haven Point

overcast 19 °C

Steps/ Distance: 44,299 30.23 km
Rating: moderate

The walking was relatively easy. Again, I had trouble with navigation. Wasl lost three times along the way and used the phone's maps to get me back on track. Wasted some time, though. So it took me 7.5 hrs instead of 6 to arrive at the end of the path.

Looking back to Dancing Ledge where I reached the path walking from Kingston. Per Wiki, "Dancing Ledge is so called because at certain stages of the tide when the waves wash over the horizontal surface, the surface undulations cause the water to bob about making the ledge appear to dance."

The path varied from crossing fields, to wide, gravel paths, to busy roads.

Anvil Point Lighthouse and Tilly Whim Caves (Tilly used a wooden crane in the quarry, called a whim)

Near Durlston Castle, there's a stone "Great Globe" with many carved inscriptions surrounding it.

Within the building there was a nice art exhibit picturing the local area.

Swanage and Swanage Beach, where I was too late for the daily Punch and Judy show

Ballard Cliff and Harry's Rocks


And the finish line. Whoo-hoo!

Then, I took the cool chain ferry across the channel and two buses later arrived at my accommodation in Bournemouth.

Days: 52
Steps: 1,710,976
Km walked: 1,167
Path completed: 83%

Note the SWCP is actually 1,014 km in length, but even with having missed a few sections due to difficulty with booking accommodation, getting around tides, weather issues and pure tiredness, I walked further including walking to accommodation and meals, getting lost, and possibly inaccuracies from the Fitbit measurements.

Looking forward to getting home. My husband and friends, my electric toothbrush, different clothes, and playing online Scrabble with my Mom (not necessarily in that exact order.

Thanks for travelling with me.

Posted by Deb Godley 19:49 Archived in England

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