Westward Ho! to South Molton.
Today turned out to be an unexpected return to Jenny's cousin in South Molton. The reason for the existence of such a grand hotel in such a strange location became apparent as I left the hotel. The parking lot was full of tour busses from different places in England.
After a good night at the hotel in Northam I packed up my backpack and caught the bus back to Westward Ho! As the bus was travelling along I suddenly had a sinking feeling that I had left my SPOT personal locator beacon back in the the hotel room. When I arrived at Westward Ho! I searched through my backpack and, sure enough, there was no sign of my SPOT. I contacted the hotel and asked them to look in my room and to let me know if they found it there. Very shortly after making that phone call my phone rang and Sue called to ask how I was doing. I told her that I wasn't doing very well because I had left my SPOT behind in the hotel and I was waiting for them to confirm that they has found it - could I spend another night with them? With no hesitation Sue said she would come and get me but it would be later in the day because she had other things to do first. So, while I was waiting, I explored Westward Ho! checking out the first part of the walk I would have to do when I eventually left the town and then exploring the opposite end of the seafront where all of the entertainment activities are located. Eventually I determined that the hotel had found my SPOT and when Sue arrived we drove back to the hotel so that I could recover it. From there we went back to South Molton for a second, very enjoyable visit.
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