Today is my 58th birthday. The campsite that turned out to be really good with free WiFi in the tent and free not showers, was made better when in the washing up room, had a long chat with a couple also doing the coast walk in bits using a motorhome and buses. We both had lots of stories.

I was woken up by the dawn chorus, then 2 text at 5am.

The morning walk back to the coastal path was across fields of sheep and lambs, all sheep appeared to have 3 lambs, also fields of cows, one mounting another so must be a bull, but otherwise engaged than to chase a ruck sack. Reminded me of D of E expeditions.

Just passed a village called Wembury I overtook 3 women. They were keen to find out everything about my wild camping, they came from Wembury, the chat was stopped by a shower and the ladies did not have waterproofs. Then 5 minutes later I met Linda and Robin, really interesting people, Robin was a driving instructor used to work in Greenwich and Croydon, Linda was retired from education.We spoke for 20 minutes, they even got me to say it was my birthday. I look forward to their comments.

Turning the corner and there was Plymouth harbour where Qusar 4 sailed 2 years ago.

I didn't get a bacon butty till 12.30 at the cafe at Bovisand.

By the time I got to the town I was at my limit.Had to have a coffee at a pub I passed called The Royal Oak. Wooden floor and games, but coffee was £1. Restocked at Morrison, NO DONUTS, shock horror, so gorged on 6 tea cakes, reduced to 50p, I was surprised the pick-me-up. Then found road block and footbridge closed, annoyed I went back to the road to finish the journey.

The hostel is in a run down area, £15 a bed in a 6 bed dorm, ensuite bathroom, and nice people.

I like basic low luxury, functional and all day this is what I got, each having its own star quality. How guilty am I with wrong first impressions.

16 miles, walk total 720, GR SX 469544.

Have planned a short day tomorrow to ease my knees.