JOGLE Day 5 – St Columb Major to Wadebridge 14.53 miles Cumulative 83.98

A windy but dry night, meant a dry tent and a quicker get away this morning. The day remained dry with sunny intervals. Good walking weather.

We received a couple of messages via our blog overnight. One from an ex work colleague of Lynn’s, who is starting JOGLE, with her husband today and another from Ryan and Gerri, friends from Exeter who met us at Land’s End with fizz and chocolate cake last time. Disappointingly, they aren’t going to make the same effort to meet and greet us at John O’ Groats this time.

Our route took us back through St Columb Major, which was open this morning and then followed NCT 32, minor roads and supposedly a couple of footpaths, the signs for both had been removed. The first one meant an extra bit of road walking, the second we had no choice but to pick our way along the missing path, through a ploughed field and undergrowth.

Near Newquay airport all day, we saw military transport planes practising take offs and landings (bumps) and surprisingly a Jet2 airliner originating from Manchester doing the same loops. Hope it had no holiday makers on board.

Tonight’s camping is at Little Bodieve, Wadebridge a site we also used on JOGLE when we were joined by friends John and Sam. This time they have chosen to holiday in Lanzarote, not sure if this is bad timing or they didn’t fancy camping in April.

An early finish meant an afternoon of drinking coffee in Wadebridge and a lovely meal at the The Ship Inn.

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