After leaving the camp, Joanna made a visit to the local shop to buy sandwiches for the lunch, while I went on to meet Martin at the ferry drop-off point. First impressions: he's tall, has a long walking stride and I dreaded trying to keep up with him for a day given my wee short legs. I was right to be feart!
It was still dry when we set off but it didn't stay that way for long. Before we had finished the first of the many climbs of the day out of Sheldon and up to The Beacon above Labrador Bay (over one hundred and ten metres), the rain was back to haunt us. It was with us for a large part of the day, on and off, by the end of the day as entered Torquay it was a constant drizzle.
After our meal, we enjoyed the view from the balcony of the flat along the promenade leading to Torbay, occasionally thinking about the next walk and the challenges ahead over the next few weeks.