3 Reasons you won’t ever tell me 9/11 was not an inside job Nene and onwards Tradline ropes and things, Braunston Junction Houses past and present Bourne End to Weedon Bourne End upwards Little ride home Ease my Brexit shroom – Daan sawwf On the Thames again Day 41 – Newquay to Lands End Day 40 – Tavistock to Newquay Day 39 – Exeter to Tavistock Bonnie Revival Hungerford -> Newbury -> Aldermaston BMC 1800 waterpump Downton Abbey (Highclere Castle) and Watership Down Hungerford Marsh -> Hungerford Froxfield -> Hungerford Marsh To Ham Bird action in Oak Hill World Press Freedom Index Oak Hill – Dun Aqueduct Oak Hill Little Bedwyn -> Oak Hill 5 popular destinations for travelling where disease is still rife Chased by sheep – Little Bedwyn Taking a long walk…. Great Bedwyn -> Little Bedwyn Sunday on the canal Crofton Meadows -> Great Bedwyn Wolf Hall -> Crofton Meadows Brimslade -> Wolf Hall My first Zander Wotton Rivers -> Brimslade Most visited sites on the internet ABS LP110 Leisure battery for a narrowboat Burbage wharf Mooring in Wootton Rivers, Wiltshire Sunday in Pewsey Measuring the draft Looking for moorings around Wootton River/Clench New button fitted! Milkhouse Water, Wiltshire Now in Pewsey, CRT mooring rules Get into Stonehenge free Flaperon from MH370; no story – 1 month on Skyrim V Connect/’sign in’ to ‘open network’ wifi on Windows 10 My personal Strava movie – 2016 The biggest hacks of 2016 – A year in hacking US vs Bullying China Russian Google and Reddit misdirects skewing Google Analytics First complaint Winter electricity usage Devizes The fight for freedom, Not In My Back Yard Donald Trump – Puppet masters, Parody to victory, and the march to nationalism US Presidential elections 2016 Taking a narrowboat on the Thames Giles Wood – Melksham Bonny Journey List of dead bankers 2016 – conspiracy update Day 38 – Taunton to Exeter Day 37 – Seend Park to Taunton Day 36 – Seend Park to Bradford on Avon Day 49 – Caen Hill Marina to Seend Park Bleeding a BMC 1800 marine engine Day 48 – Caen Hill Locks Day 47 – Devizes – Caen Hill Locks Day 47 – Honey Street to Devizes Day 46 – Great Bedwyn to Honey Street Day 45 – Newbury to Great Bedwyn Day 43 – Theale to Newbury Day 42 – Goring to Theale Day 41 – Oxford to Goring Day 40 – Aynho to Oxford Day 39 – Claydon to Aynho Day 38 – Flecknoe to Claydon Day 37 – Ansty to Flecknoe Day 36 – Alvecote to Ansty Day 35 – Kings Bromley to Alvecote Day 34 – Little Haywood to Kings Bromley News Winter moorings Day 33 – Stone to Little Haywood Day 32 – Kidsgrove to Stone Day 31 – Wheelock to Kidsgrove Cask ale week – Use your mobile to claim free beer Chimney repairs Day 30 – Marston to Wheelock Day 29 – Dunham Massey to Marston Viewranger mapping app Day 28 – Plank Lane to Dunham Massey Day 27 – Crooke to Plank Lane The anti-Blair cometh…. Day 26 – Rufford to Crooke Day 25 – Morecambe to Rufford – 1,000th post eva! Six companies are about to merge into the biggest farm-business oligopoly in history Day 25 – Hawes to Morecambe Day 24 – Durham to Hawes

Day 39 – Exeter to Tavistock

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Through the National Park, which turned out to be extremely hilly.

Climbed the same height as Ben Nevis during the course of the day.
I must admit, I did some of it walking.

Clifford Bridge - Teign Valley
Clifford Bridge – Teign Valley, Devon

This particular road took me up a steep embankment from the River Teign.
It was never ending.

Google Maps

Google kept trying to turn me back from this route, (through the national park), and send me round the A30, (around the edge of the park).

To be fair, I couldn’t understand why they kept sending me on the A30.
Even after 2 attempts, it kept directing me around the park.

Eventually, I set the destination to Moretonhampstead, and duly, Google did as it was told.

After Moretonhampstead, I directed it to Tavistock, and duly, it took it’s commands.

Is this what it takes to pick your own direction on Google maps cycle paths?

It seems so.

I’ve had this problem before.

The problem actually comes when:-

When you set a path alternative to the GOOGLE DEFAULT ROUTE, then stray from it.

GOOGLE will automatically send you back onto it’s DEFAULT ROUTE.

Did it twice today.

Third time, I managed to stick exactly to the directions. Google stuck to it’s route.

Apart from that….

It was a long and hard day.

Positives

  • The sun was not shining; no matter how good it feels initially, after x amount of hours on the hills I was experiencing today, I was pretty happy it didn’t appear at all.
  • The park was pretty; yes very pretty.
  • I climbed the equivalent to Ben Nevis; not bad 4,000 or so feet. Little more.
  • I cycled 40 miles; in addition to the climbing, I also did 40 miles.
  • No injuries; touch wood.

Negatives

  • The hills; were absolute killers. I was in first gear for most of them.
  • Google maps; persistently sending me to places I didn’t want to go. I know it thinks it’s doing the right thing, but enough of that shit, it should just do what it’s told.

The Cornwall Arms

Voted number 14 in the Estrella Pubs Gastro top 50.

Had a spot of dinner here.

To start:-
Ham hock scotch egg, blue cheese, pickled chicory £7.00

For main:-
Confit leg of Sladesdown duck, roasted chicory, chips, duck gravy £17.50

The food was top notch, and the service was very good.

Prices not devastating enough you wouldn’t notice it was a gastro-pub.

Tavistock is full of good places to eat, to be fair.

Now I’m just going to kick back at the hotel I’m staying at, the Barton Hotel, (booked off booking.com), and put my feet up ready for the day ahead…..

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  1. WOW…..what a good start….Google can be a little devil…have to watch it….scenery looks amazing and the weather ideal for cycling….hope today is not too wet and you are not tooooooo exposed to the ‘elephants’. Have a great day…look forward to tomorrow’s posting xx

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