The distinctive red sandstone cliffs of South Devon
Another hot, sunny day with high humidity and a significant heat haze which obscured the views of the coast. The guide book rated today's segment as "Strenuous" but apart from a couple of headlands towards the end it was reasonable. The path passed through a lot of wooded areas which helped to keep it cooler.
When I reached Maidencombe at lunch time I stopped at the Thatched Tavern for my lunch. This was the prettiest pub that I visited along the whole of my long walk.
The young lady behind the bar asked me about Hazel and after I had told her about my cause she asked if I had any more of my Hazel's Helper business cards so that she could help to promote it. Later on David, Angie and Fudge caught up to me again and they said they knew I had been at the pub because my business cards had been placed on all of the pub tables
A hazy view south around Babbacombe Bay
After meeting with David and Angie we continued along the path together for the last piece of today's route and crossed from Shaldon to Teignmouth on the ferry together.
When we reached Teignmouth I was still needing to find some accommodation and David and Angie had their's all organised. I asked if it would be OK if I called to see if I could stay in the same B&B and as a result I spent a very pleasant evening in comfortable accommodation with them both.
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.