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« Reply #15 on: 21:24:51, 03/07/18 »
If you'd whacked the seagull with the plank for stealing your cream tea the RSPCA would want you locked up for life...
Fair point, Keith. Living in Weymouth I'm used to seeing people, and sadly not just tourists, feeding the gulls, thereby training them, in Pavlovian fashion, to associate humans with food. They invite attacks. It was, though, locals who cheered one time when I witnessed a gull being run over by a white van. The driver didn't brake.
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« Reply #16 on: 21:31:03, 04/07/18 »
Day 10 - Over the Tamar and over half way:
https://whiteacorns.wordpress.com/2018/07/04/swcp-day-10-whit…fort-to-plymouth/
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« Reply #17 on: 08:17:50, 05/07/18 »
. It was, though, locals who cheered one time when I witnessed a gull being run over by a white van. The driver didn't brake.



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« Reply #18 on: 09:31:42, 05/07/18 »

 >:( :( :'(


Jac, may you never have a gull land on your head or your pasty nicked. Or one drop down your chimney. Or be woken by them early every morning. Or your child attacked. They're fine in a seascape on a gallery wall.
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« Reply #19 on: 09:48:46, 05/07/18 »

Jac, may you never have a gull land on your head or your pasty nicked. Or one drop down your chimney. Or be woken by them early every morning. Or your child attacked. They're fine in a seascape on a gallery wall.

Quite used to gulls - I've lived in Southampton and Weymouth and now live in Exeter where I nearly lost my sandwich to a particularly persistent gull in the town centre last week.
Incidentally, one of the funniest things I've seen recently was a rather overweight man panting along Sidmouth seafront in (very) hot pursuit of a flying herring gull which was carrying his ice cream cone.
I don't blame the gulls for exploiting an easy food source and I certainly can't take delight in seeing anything hurt, especially intentionally.

That apart am really enjoying your blog though fervently hope I don't fall foul of your damp underpants in a hostel drying room ;)
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« Reply #20 on: 15:06:33, 05/07/18 »

That apart am really enjoying your blog though fervently hope I don't fall foul of your damp underpants in a hostel drying room.


 ;D  I'll look out for you in your 'Born Bad' t-shirt, Jac!  O0
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« Reply #21 on: 21:33:01, 05/07/18 »
Day 11 - and a bit of an adventure, as Enid Blyton might have said.
https://whiteacorns.wordpress.com/2018/07/05/swcp-day-11-plymouth-to-revelstoke/
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« Reply #22 on: 10:56:06, 06/07/18 »
A very enjoyable read. The route round the Plymouth docks and sea front is quite fascinating and well worth a visit, but at least you didn't get to a non existant campsite late in the day.

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« Reply #23 on: 17:08:20, 06/07/18 »
A very enjoyable read. The route round the Plymouth docks and sea front is quite fascinating and well worth a visit, but at least you didn't get to a non existant campsite late in the day.
Delighted you're enjoying it. I guess I'd have made for Worswell Farm, the sensible option, had the weather not been fair or if it had been later in the day. Sometimes not being sensible is more interesting, though!

Here's Day 12, with a stimulating river crossing:

https://whiteacorns.wordpress.com/2018/07/06/swcp-day-12-reve…o-bigbury-on-sea/
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« Reply #24 on: 20:36:41, 07/07/18 »
Day 13 - lots of fine views and an artistic end to the day.
 https://whiteacorns.wordpress.com/2018/07/07/swcp-day-13-bigb…sea-to-gara-rock/
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« Reply #25 on: 20:23:10, 08/07/18 »
Still enjoying the reports Tony and still laughing.  O0


Have you considered tissues rather than hankies ? The rate you're going through hankies will create a national shortage  ;D


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« Reply #26 on: 23:13:12, 08/07/18 »
Still enjoying the reports Tony and still laughing.  O0


Have you considered tissues rather than hankies ? The rate you're going through hankies will create a national shortage  ;D


Regards Keith
Keith, I'm sure that, like glass milk bottles, cotton hankies are more eco-friendly than their modern replacements. But, whereas I can no longer buy milk in glass bottles, I can still use cottton hankies - when I don't lose them, that is!
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« Reply #27 on: 23:16:46, 08/07/18 »
And the next one, please...
Day 14, complete with rain, strain and annoying adolescents.
https://whiteacorns.wordpress.com/2018/07/08/swcp-day-14-gara…to-stoke-fleming/
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« Reply #28 on: 12:51:53, 09/07/18 »
Four days to go and I'm struggling.


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« Reply #29 on: 13:17:14, 10/07/18 »
Day 16 - Am I nearer to or further from finishing? Not sure.


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