I didn't realise that it has been nearly a week since I last told a story. Sorry.
We finally made it to the southern tip of the UK in Cornwall.
Olga played up a bit with rear brake problems however we found a foot path outside a bike shop in Penzance, took off, fixed the problem (very glazed pads) and on our way again.
The south was fairly bleak but dry.
Back to St Austell then head north in the rain. It was our first wet day, very foggy too.
So, not being able to see much, we made it to Lynton (Little Switzerland). This is a small fishing village and a fairly popular tourist destination for walkers. Very steep rugged coastline. We had 1 hill at 25% steep. We stayed in a B & B at the top and walked down into the village of Lynton.
We had a day of walking and exploring the coast and the incline railway. Originally built to get cars up and down the hill. Beautiful spot.
Every pom has a dog out walking but they keep the place spotlessly clean.
After a few days we made it to Wells via Glastonbury. Glastonbury is where King Arthur is supposed to be buried and is full of hippies left over from the 60’s The abbey ruins are spectacular. The hippies are scruffy.
Wells is another small cathedral city. When we arrived we heard about a vintage bike rally to be held on Sunday, today so we decided to spend 3 nights here. Janice has been a bit crook in the belly and had a cold for a few days so here was a good place to rest. She spent all Saturday in bed while I went exploring.
Sunday, Janice was feeling a bit better so off to the bike rally we go. We were made very welcome, rode with the slower bikes in the tortoise section and had a great day. What a great way to meet people and see the country side.
Since the brake problems, Olga has behaved exceptionally well (touch wood). Start further north tomorrow.