Todays walk takes in the coastline either side of Bude.
The only people out today is a shivering party of schoolchildren on the beach whilst the driver sits reading paper inside his coach.
My bearing is a tower up ahead on Compass Point, it used to be a coastguard lookout. After rounding the headland, I get a good look at Bude. I enter Bude Haven with its’ canal as well as river and call in at the Tourist Information Centre.
I walk through the town and out onto Crooklets Beach. There are some beach huts being spruced up for the Summer. For some time my eyeline has been taken up by an area ahead full of big satellite dishes. Apparently, it’s a ground satellite station called GCHQ Bude although it’s nearer Morwenstow. It seems very eerie, very silent, no activity, no cars, perhaps its operated remotely from some far off place.
Plenty of up and downs in and out of valleys to get the knees and lrgs going. Finally reach the Hawkers Hut, which was built by an eccentric clergyman, aren’t they all!! I don’t think he got to many confessionals in here.