A day of problems created by another senior moment. I planned to ride the bus from Hartland Quay to Morwenstow and then walk to Bude because the total distance to Bude was 24.8km and the weather was still quite poor. I checked with the lady who was at reception about the bus schedule and we found a bus was leaving in the morning that would stop at Morwenstow and she volunteered to drive me up to the bus stop. We arrived at the bus stop with time to spare but after I got out of the car with my gear the locals who were at the bus stop saw me looking at the bus schedule and asked me which bus I wanted. I told them the bus I needed and they informed me that it didn't operate on Wednesdays because that was the market day in another town and they needed all of the busses for the market customers. So I decided to get the bus to a connection where I thought I could then get a bus to Morwenstow. Unfortunately shortly after riding on the bus I realised that I had left my good Nalgene water bottle in the bus shelter.
So a change of plans. Now I was going to go to Bideford where I could catch the bus back to Hartland, pick up my water bottle and then return to Bideford to catch a bus to Bude. No chance of any walking but, as the weather was still wet and grey I wasn't too upset. As it turned out my journey was extensive and I saw a great deal of North Devon. There wasn't any bus from Bideford directly to Bude so I had to go to a bus stop in Holsworthy along the Exeter to Bude route and change busses. Eventually I arrived at Bude and settled in for the night.
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.