Bude to Duckpool and return via woodlands and road

Raining again!! But what the heck we are on holiday. We were going to catch the 10am bus but we procrastinated too much and ended up catching the 11am bus which was 11 minutes late. All was well though because we thought we had missed it.

First stop on reaching Bude was coffee, of course, so we headed off to the beach cafe LIFE IS A BEACH. Great cafe and evening bistro. Lots of people having breakfast…….why didn’t we think of that.

Off we set up the coast past Crooklets beach,( more beach huts,) and up the coastal path.

The view blew our minds, you can never capture the beauty in a picture but we had a good go and took quite a few.

You will have to excuse my hair as it was very windy!!!!

Compared to the walk yesterday, this side was very undulating and although it was a shorter distance it was harder going. At one point one of the hills had 100 steps to climb and it certainly got our hearts pumping.

Once again the weather couldn’t make up its mind from one minute to the next. Whilst taking Stickman’s picture the heavens opened once more. Poor Stickman!

This part of the coastal path is owned by National Trust and they certainly have their work cut out for them as the path has eroded in numerous places and bridges or fences have had to be erected.

At Sandymouth we stopped off for the toilet and a little lemon shandy at the cafe. National Trust run so I asked for a stamp in my NT passport. That’s 2 this holiday as I had one in Boscastle too. A nice young man stopped us and persuaded us to sign up for a magazine and support the RNLI. We got lots of free goodies and, much to Dave’s disgust, a kite!! You are carrying that !! He informed me but he did soon relent and let me put it in the rucksack. I do love him.

We were very excited as we headed on to Duckpool as coming up was the gushing waters of Sandymouth waterfall. 🤣🤣🤣well it was a good job we didn’t walk all that way just for that!! More like a trickle.

Moving on there were more stunning views to behold and some nature to spot. Kestrels in the sky and cows in the grass. We sat having a drink and a snack by the cows and then realised one of them was an extremely large bull. He didn’t seem to mind us being there but we kept a close eye on him.

Duckpool was the end of our coastal path walk today and from there we headed inland…. Goodbye sea until we see you again, oh yes that will be tomorrow. This was where it all went wrong….. yes you guessed it….. Dave had the map and we were heading into the woods following his footpath!!!!! As you can see that was extremely difficult.

But as always he navigated us out back to safety, and a lovely walk back through the wheat fields and the lane leading back to Wooda.

Last night in Wooda so treated ourselves to pizza and chips from the takeaway and it was yummy. Xx🐧xx