Day 00: 23 Mar 2014; Amersham to Lizard
|Date||Sun 23 Mar 2014||Start to end time||05h 30m|
|Start point||Amersham||End point||Lizard|
|Miles today||310.00||Cu miles||.00|
|Ft today||Cu ft|
|Route miles left||.00||Route ft left|
|Today’s weather||Sunshine and showers. About 9 C in the sun, 4 C in the rain. Moderate westerly breeze|
(the red cross in a circle shows where I am at the moment)
|GPX based track of today’s walk
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Drove down to Lizard, and the start of the hike, today. Remarkably easy journey down the M4 and M5 – no nold ups, and only took about 5 and a half hours with a couple of stops.
We have checked in to a nice B&B in Lizard (Carmelin – highly recommended) and just been down for a stroll to Lizard Point – at 49° 57.53′ North – the most Southerly point in mainland UK and the start of my walk tomorrow.
Last night in a “proper” bed for a week – camping from now on until Wadebridge. Heading for Marazion tomorrow, and it’s quite a slog – about 24 miles and 3000 ft-plus of climbing, so plenty of carbohydrate loading this evening and currently enjoying tea in the brilliant afternoon sunshine in the conservatory.
Deliberately not checking the weather forecast as I have a suspicion it’s a bit iffy….
By the way – in case of interest, I weighed in this morning before setting off at 11 st 9 lb (74 kg) and my rucksack weighed 38 lb / 17 kg. Clothing including boots was 7.4 lb / 3.4 kg. Will re-weigh at end and see what’s changed…