Day 57: Sunday 12th June

Before today’s walk update a quick mention for the staff at Colliford Tavern and Holiday Park, near St. Neots, where we stayed last night.  A few little issues with the room when we checked in were dealt with promptly and with a smile.  Then, when we turned up an hour early for breakfast, the owner stepped in and made us a lovely breakfast.  Great service and a lovely location.

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1,000 miles at grid ref:  SX 028 640

 

 

There is only really one big thing from today.  I passed 1,000 miles.  No fanfare.  No flypast from jet fighters.  Just a none-descript road in Cornwall, ¼ mile up the road from a landfill site 🙂

 

Overall the day produced 22 miles to Indian Queens in drizzly rain.  One explanation for the unusual name is that it was frequented by both the daughter of Pocahontas (a ‘queen’ from the North American Indians), and Queen Victoria (Empress of India).

In the mid-afternoon I was a bit surprised when a chap honked his horn, stopped, and got out of the car for a word.  Great surprise to recognise Chris McArdle, a friend from University, who had been driving around hoping to find me.  Chris now lives in Looe and thought he would intercept me on the way to Indian Queens.  Another surprise when two more University pals also arrived; Paul and Anne Bradley who live in Plymouth.  A nice dinner all together and a good old reminisce.

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