This time we only had a 30 minute walk by road straight into Bude, first passing through Poughill, with its gorgeous chocolate box cottages.
There was also a country pub which was recommended to us which will be a godsend on the way back as it’s all uphill.
THEN…. Yes you have guessed it Dave found a footpath!!!! To be honest it was very nice and we only took 2 wrong turns. 🙄
Eventually getting into Bude, our first impression was….. Very Busy…..we found it difficult to cross the roads. The shops were very nice though. We went into Curious Banfords and lost ourselves for a while, I love mooching and luckily for me, Dave does too.
After mooching through a few more shops we decided to have a well earned break and of course that included alcohol. Finding a pub, up a road off the main drag, called AN MOR we were pleasantly surprised to find an outdoor, undercover gin garden which led onto an outdoor seating area overlooking the harbour. We were the only customers in the whole area.
While we were seated under the pagoda the heavens opened but we didn’t worry because we had our beer and gin and watched the world go by.
After our refreshments we decided to tackle the harbour and the canal which has a sea lock…..1 of 2 in the whole country!
Moving on to the beach. It’s not the prettiest beach but it does have lots of character due to features such as the sea pool, the canal and the break water.
The sea pool was saved from destruction by local volunteers and now has many visitors every year.
The sea wall was built to protect the canal and is very mesmerising when watching the tide come in.
You can hire beach huts for £8 a day and anybody that knows me, knows that I love them. If the weather had of been better I would have definitely hired one.
Time for another break, cream tea this time in Bude castle. Now an heritage center with more history about Bude and local art and craft. There were lots of shacks in Bude selling local crafts.
Back up the hill on the way home and nearly having a heart attack left me ready to snuggle up in the awning. Night Night xx🐧xx