The Buckfast Millennium Pilgrimage 2018

Day 12: Sidmouth to Kenton

An easy walk. If the arrows are blown away just follow the signs for the South West Coastal Path between Sidmouth and Exmouth. Some signs just say Coast Path. There are two not very challenging hilly areas; one after Sidmouth, the other after Budleigh Salterton. Always keep to the coastal path. This area is called the East Devon Heritage Coast. Don't be alarmed if you hear gunfire. It isn't a terrorist outrage, it's the army at the Straight Point Rifle Range a mile before Exmouth. They will not be pointing straight at you. Please be at the Methodist Church in Exmouth by 5pm at the latest so we can go as a group to catch the last ferry across the River Exe. If you miss the ferry, it's a very long walk around the estuary or an expensive taxi fare. The ferry fare is paid for by the pilgrimage. Taxi fares are paid for by you. See if you can find out who unveiled the Geoneedle? What is the Geoneedle?


Pilgrimage Newsfeed - Day 12


Loading the van today required passing the bags over a wall. John Chenery


Geoffrey leads our main service this morning in the style of the United Church of Canada John Chenery


Pilgrims outside the Methodist hall in Sidmouth. Maurice Hickman


Leaving Sidmouth John Chenery


Lawrence Doyle


Finbarr Doyle on the way to Kenton. Deirdre


The view forward from Peak Hill, today's highest point John Chenery


Grace was walking this morning with Auntie Sue. Lawrence Doyle


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Lawrence Doyle


Stacks of red sandstone. Maurice Hickman


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Rocks of Ladram Bay John Chenery


The sandstone stacks of Ladram Bay John Chenery


View back to Ladram Bay and Sidmouth John Chenery


Lawrence Doyle


Budleigh Salterton is close as the crow flies but the pilgrim has to divert inland from here to cross the River Otter John Chenery


Estuary of the River Otter from the Budleigh Salterton side: those trees again. John Chenery


Chris, Gillian and old Farmer Julian's family Maurice Hickman


The Salterton Arms, Budleigh Salterton John Chenery


In our reserved room upstairs in the Salterton Arms John Chenery


Here come the backmarkers, chasing me away from Budleigh Salterton John Chenery


Visual contact with Exe Estuary John Chenery


Looking across to Dawlish, tomorrow's lunch John Chenery


The sand spit of Dawlish Warren John Chenery


The Geo Needle at the Exe estuary. Maurice Hickman


Lawrence Doyle


The Geoneedle marks the western end of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site John Chenery


Tea for Two for Gillian and Maurice at The Point in Exmouth. John Chenery


Queuing for the ferry - one hour ahead of schedule John Chenery


Wishing Gillian farewell. Maurice Hickman


Gillian who had been with us for the last two days waves goodbye John Chenery


Pilgrims on the ferry. claregamble


On the ferry John Chenery


down the road into Kenton John Chenery


Arriving in Kenton Victory Hall John Chenery


Jim making pudding. Deirdre


Ceri, our talented chef this week! Deirdre


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Pool action in the Dolphin, Kenton John Chenery