A long walk today taking me further across North Devon. More country lanes to start off through villages, hamlets and farms.
On the outskirts of Bideford I find myself on an unexpectedly busy road with no verge or pavement. I make the first detour I can, which takes me across paddocks of Llamas and miniature ponies.
Having reached Bideford I encounter a Nazi military parade (apparently Bideford is the stand in for Guernsey for a film version of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society). I cross the Long Bridge, one of the longest medieval bridges in the country, to pick up the Tarka Trail in East-The-Water.
This section of the Tarka Trail follows the old Bideford to Barnstaple railway line and passes under the magnificent 1987 Torridge A39 Road Bridge.
Looking up "Cornish" on the surname mapper website confirms that I am now very much in Cornish family territory.
At Instow I leave the Tarka Trail and take the long main road to Barnstaple. I pass through Fremington, where my Grandad and his family grew up. On my rest day the next day, I returned to Fremington. I leave a pebble from a Cornish beach that I have been carrying in my pocket.
I spend some time wandering around the church every now and then seeing another Cornish name.
Leaving Fremington behind I cross another medieval bridge to take me into Barnstaple for the night.