As I began my hike from Hope Cove to Salcombe and as I was tackling the climb up to the top of Bolt Tail I met a group if students who were doing an extended hike/camp for their Duke of Edinburgh Award program. They asked about Hazel and I chatted with them and told them what I was doing and why. Then they went off ahead of me but they stopped and waited for me to catch up. They wanted to take a picture of me because part of the challenge along the way was to find something positive that they had discovered along the way and they decided meeting me and hearing about Hazel was going to be their positive experience. As this was another of the positive experiences for me on my walk, I took a picture of the group for my blog.
Duke of Edinburgh Award
This stretch of coast is a rugged shoreline that has had 40 shipwrecks since 1700, all marked on a map where I stayed in Hope Cove.
I made good time to Salcombe even though it was hot and some of the climbs quite steep.
As I had not been able to find any accommodation along this stretch of the coast I had arranged for Martin to take me back to Chagford so that I could reorganise my equipment and start carrying my bivvy sack again in case of more accommodation crises
Salcombe is a very popular area for the sailing community and for families that want a holiday in South Devon.
North Beach, Salcombe
I walked through the town and up the hill to the Park & Ride where I met with Martin and he drove me back to Chagford.
Looking down Market Street from Holy Trinity Church
I'm a grandfather who lost an infant granddaughter and who wants to help Gillian, her mother, provide support for other grieving parents through Hazel's Heroes.