LEJOG Virtual Challenge: Mileage Marker 95.3

This next 49 miles of virtual adventure gets me to Plymouth in East Cornwall. Continuing as I did before, I’ll break it up into two or three segments as there looks to be some lovely coastal walks that my virtual route doesn’t take in. Being I am currently not allowed to walk next to Lake Michigan without incurring a memeful from Mayor Lightfoot, you can’t blame a gal for dreaming about the sea.

No lakefront for Angie.
I think the hat and goggle look works for me.

Fowey

We’d get another early start and as usual the weather would be just lovely. No headwinds, no rain, no hills. Such is cycling in my virtual world! My first pitstop would be the Lost Gardens of Heligan which were rediscovered in the 1990s after falling in to disrepair following WWI. From the pictures one would think they stepped out of England and into a tropical climate.

They need COVID haircuts too!
Left: Robert Pittman, Flickr Creative Commons. Top right: Pixabay. Bottom right: Ian Knox, Wikimedia Commons.

My virtual tour planners have me stopping at the Eden Project to pick up a postcard and stay in a shipping container. I do like unique lodgings but I’d probably skip this so we will continue on to Fowey. Also, I forgot my earth sandals.

Arriving in Fowey, my bike now magically shipped on to its next destination, it’s off to explore Daphne Du Maurier country. Her nearby home, Menabilly, as well as the countryside around the Fowey estuary, inspired many of her works, including her most famous, Rebecca. Kenneth Grahame was also inspired by this area and Toads Hall from The Wind in the Willows was based on Fowey Hall, now a luxury hotel. But tonight, we glamp, settling down for the night in a lovely shepherd’s hut on a working organic farm. Guess I should have brought some earth shoes.

This looks like the perfect setting to kick back and reread a classic.
Left: South Torfey Farm, Airbnb. Right: from the trailer of the film, Rebecca (1940); Wikimedia

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