Geocaches - 12
An evening in Appledore, testing out the Coach and Horses. It doesn't look much from the outside but there was a great juke box for me to introduce the locals to Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. They also had the most amazing meat based menu. To give you an indication, the only vegetarian option was a burger called the "Tree Hugger". And they had Korev Cornish Lager, which more than did the job. The pub was packed with the Appledore FC supporters club noisily coming in for a round before heading off to see Elvis. We knew they were football fans, as their greyhound had a scarf on.
Well, I planned this as it was local to Appledore. And it is, as the crow flies. Unfortunately, if you are in a car you need to go inland to the maze that is Barnstable to get around the coast, taking in 20 miles of driving to get 6 miles from home.
Still it was worth it. We have the spectacular drive along the coast and park up at the top of Croyde Bay - heading straight onto the beach. Its almost enough to just stay there and build sandcastles and watch the surfers.
|Start of the Walk|
But up on Baggy Point, there are a lot of caches, so we cross the sand and head up the coast road - spotting where we will be having lunch on the way back down.
The path up Baggy Point is superb. Beautiful blue sea to the left, gorgeous blue skies up above.
|My favourite Path|
We leave them behind and keep on working our way up and around to the point.
|Baggy Point - More than we got at West Ham yesterday|
From the other side, our views stretch out to Woolacombe before we turn right and head in land.
|On the Bench|
The farmer is rounding his new born sheep up - and these really are new born. He needs to coral them onto the back of his 4x4 trailer, which is very amusing. He can easily grab the newborns but the mommies present far more trouble. We sit and watch this until it get boring, 1 hour later.
We are dropping down the other side of baggy point - taking in our caches, as the National Trust have organised an Easter Egg Hunt. This means hundreds of nice middle class muggles are coming in the opposite direction. We manage to get all the caches we want and all too soon are back at the National Trust Café.
|Easter Egg Hunt is On|
I have a £20 - which is just enough to get a crab sandwich, a ham sandwich and a pot of tea for two. Still, it did come with Asparagus Tips, which is a nice touch.
|My First Crab Sarnie|
There are a couple more caches around the back of the dunes. Sonia takes some convincing to leave the beach to look for "boxes of tat" but on the promise that we will come out the dunes and back to the sea, she decides to come and help.
A stunning walk to end the mini break. Now I am just going to have to put up with Sonia browsing travel agents websites looking for a property that boasts similar views to what we have seen today.