10.3 miles today.
The flights out of Bristol airport start at 6am so no lie-in today. I packed up and got moving as soon as the site owner had collected their money.
The first part of the journey was on roads and I stopped early to get breakfast at the Box Tree cafe at Cleeve Garden Centre. The cafe didn’t open until 10.30am so no food, but I did get a coffee thanks to Helen who worked there. Thank you for going over and above the call of duty and for your contribution to PCRF.
A bit further on I spied a pub. ‘Food’ said the notice. ‘Breakfast” thought I. ‘We start serving food at 12’ said the barman. Ho hum. Keep walking.
Then I found Brockley Stores
which sells food that has been made by people not machines. My mini quiche was wrapped in paper and put into a paper bag. The ginger cake was also plastic free, and they had a great range of different fresh foods. Well worth the stop.
My walk continued through Backley
with a stop at the Post Office for my log book to be stamped, and a chat with people in the queue, then to the ‘Spar’ for Lucozade, and then it was time to get on with walking.
Through Nailsea, and another coffee
up the hill to Wraxhall
And more amazing views, then across the footpaths of the Gordano round
to the M5 service stations where I am currently relaxing.
Thank you to those I met and chatted with today; to Richard and Alan for your donations, and to Margaret and Larrie for the welcome cup of tea and detailed route knowledge.
Tomorrow looks like being a long day and I am now carrying some over-use niggles, so am looking forward to a few days rest after Chepstow.