Saturday, 6 July 2013
Finally in The People's Republic of Kernow.
Last night was a goodun in Sourton, at The Prewley Moor Arms.
Tanya and Sarah were very friendly and welcoming, and it was a very comfortable place to stay, another in a long line of good places! Food was good, ale was good, and I met some splendid chaps to while away the evening with. 8 coppers from Manchester were only a day from finishing their cycle-ride from John O'Groats to Lands End, so comparing notes over a few beers was pretty good.
These guys were raising money for the families of those two WPC's that were gunned down in cold blood, broad daylight, in Manchester around a year ago. Bloody well done chaps, good effort!
We had also met these two nutcases yesterday - Alan and Craig - who were 6 days into their plod up to John O'Groats (cheating, got a support bus!!!). Only joking chaps, the hairy one is "that poetry bloke", he writes poetry, for kids, check him out!Seriously though, great guys from Halifax and Huddersfield respectively, and as you can see, raising funds for NSPCC, nice one fellahs!
We left Sourton around 9.45 this morning - Dave n Karen shifting bags again, thank you!! - with still a little morning mist about
which burnt off very quickly, as we set about the 15 miles plod to Launceston, and into Cornwall, or KERNOW!
It was an easy, pleasurable stroll along the old A30 - the quiet one now - with not much traffic, and plenty of places to stop and sit for a cuppa. At one of theses stops a very nice old chap came along and gave me £2 to add to the charity fund - proper gent, we had a lovely little chat!
Launceston was reached around 3.30, in glorious warm sunshine, and feet still in fine fettle. Tonight's stop is The White Horse, a splendid pub in the middle of Launceston.
The White Horse, Launceston.
Now in The People's Republic of Cornwall.
and look, it's a Proper Job!
Alec Hawkes 06.07.13
884 miles plodded.