The day felt different to my aborted trip on the 13th August. Bexleyheath train was more crowded Battersea power station was picturesque with the cranes and blue sky. The tannoy in the gents at Victoria was so clear I could imagine the notice " the next cubicle to be available with be... in .... minutes."

I was able to take a waiting seat at the coach gate, last time it was tiring having to stand for an hour.

After 9 hours on the coach I was glad to have the rucksack on my back. The mild breeze, un populated coast path , all was well until I found myself walking round the campsite fence trying to find the entrance. In the bar had a great flowing chat with the couple from the tent next pitch. They retired to Par, enjoy camping. We had so much in common. Today is my first day back. This is going to be good.

3 miles walk total 974, SW562390.