Sounds and Smells

Trip Start Apr 01, 2012
Trip End Ongoing

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Friday, April 6, 2012

Today Travelling Ted went from Truro to St Erme, this was 6.21 miles, in 2 hours 43 minutes.He wore his GREY jumper because the weather was clear and icey initially, but then turned very cloudy for the rest of the day.

Temperature at the start 3.0c and finish 7.5.c

Gerry's Version...

We were awoken by the sound of a pair of owls hooting interspersed with by the call of a pheasant.

This was the coldest morning yet, the inside of the tent resembled Cheddar Caves with iced droplets instead of stalagtites hanging from the ceiling.

After returning from the car with a tyre lever I managed to reluctantly prise Sue from her warm hibernated state.

A busy hour transpired as we dacamped and prepared for the days short walk.

The initial part of the walk took us through the historical City of Truro, our nostrils were filled with the delighful smell of breakfast being prepared which pulled upon our senses. Having reached the centre of Truro we found our desired Bank, were we needed to conduct some business, but such has been our enjoyment of the walk to date, we had overlooked the fact that Bank Holiday means just that!!!

We left Truro via a path passing below a viaduct and fololwed a stream to the charming small hamlet of Idless, where we took advantage of a perfectly placed bench to enjoy our first pitstop of the day and reflect upon how lucky we are.

On leaving the village, we noticed that  the Library cuts had not affected this local community , they had successfully converted the old red telephone box into a makeshift Library aptly called the 'Book Exchange'.

The final section of the walk took us through a Forestry Commission Nature Trail, eventually delivering us to a short section of back water lanes before arriving in St Erme.

Home to rest - enjoy the Georges Beer Festival and Easter Egg hunt with the grandchildren.

En route home we dropped off the van at our new base camp The Travellers Rest in  Alturnan.


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