I left Westward Ho at a tardy 10am. Even so the frost was still present and puddles were firmly frozen. My walk today was to take me across the bridge at Bideford and on to Instow.
The path had a large bank of shingle and pebbles protecting the nearby golf course from the sea.
The golf course was the Royal North Devon and is the oldest golf course in England! I carried on round the edge of the course where there was a flock of Golden Plover fluttering around the fairways.
Then there was a walk along the estuary mud and into Appledore . Appledore is a narrow streeted town on the Torridge River with I discovered at least one very expensive pub. I had a snack of Haloumi chips at a cost of £1 per chip!
The walk to Bideford was flat by the river and I soon was passing the statue of Charles Kingsley at Bideford. The bridge took me onto the cycle path which was not the most exciting part of my walk, however I did arrive in Instow in time to catch the sun setting over Appledore and the surprisingly busy Instow beach.
The pub I was staying in had a live music evening which was mainly jazz but a nice change of pace.