Saturday, May 27, 2006

Day 3 - Tiverton

Guess how the weather has been today? The worst so far. Martin was absolutely drenched when I spoke to him this evening. He had set up his tent on a farm, and was en route to the farmhouse kitchen where a friendly family and a steaming lasagne awaited him! So the conversation was brief; but he has cycled 76.59 miles today, landing approximately 8 miles north of Tiverton.

Apres dinner update: I received another call just as I was drifting off to sleep at 11pm. At the kind invitation of Charlotte and Warwick Jones, Martin had pitched his tent in a horse field belonging to Hayne Farm Cottage, near the village of Morebath. These most welcoming of folk not only supplied him with said Lasagne; rhubarb crumble followed, and the use of their shower. They dried his soaked clothing and charged his mobile phone. Their lodger Naomi gave him a bag of goodies for consumption tomorrow.
This morning he had pedalled 21 miles along the Tarka Trail, which he said was a "brilliant ride." The only downside, apart from the weather, was that he had experienced an upset stomach all day - possibly the result of eating too many not-quite-ripe bananas?


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