Day -47 : Angst : Saunton to Instow

09.04.2022: Very comfy weather for a long walk.

The German Angst. Just do it would have been right. But maybe it was better to make it a hard and difficult decision. I knew there were at least 10 miles of tarmac today, probably more. Total length was something like 20 miles / 32 km and I thought of doing the stretch with my bike, one direction or even both.

I had a fantastic parking position in a lay bay overviewing the Saunton Sands. The Angst was caused due to too many miles and my feet (heels) tend to get blisters below the callus – especially when walking on tarmac. I could have gone back to Braunton to make a a smaller section. But then I check the bus service for the section for the next day (which is a Sunday) and realized that no bus service would be available Sundays. I had that last Sunday already and try to avoid these unexpected change of plans now…

It turned out that this stretch was one of the most boring sections I was walking on the SWCP so far. No hills, no cliffs, mostly only tarmac and the water in the estuary was not there – was on holiday (low tide). I should have cheated and gone by bike, shouldn’t I ?

Everything is sorted for the next day(s) and unfortunately I will have 1-2 days to get back to my van by bike as bus service would take about 3 hours. I will decide the next days. The Angst was justified. My blisters are back and I hope they will not be painful during the coming days…

Below are some pictures of the coastline. Please click to enlarge if you want. Also below are my Komoot Tour Details, the Relive Summary Video and a Timewarp Video. 

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