What! Signed pebble, Aberystwyth

Principles of Adventure - Degrees of Compliance

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Before setting out on my Coast17 walk, I set out my Principles of Adventure - who would enforce rules anyway? Least of all me, it seems. How did I do?
D-Class ILB Shoreham

On Exercise with RNLI Shoreham Harbour lifeboat

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A huge thank you to Steve Smith and the crew of Shoreham RNLI Lifeboat Station for allowing me the privilege of being out on the Tamar class ALB with them for their regular training exercises last Wednesday night.
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Coast17 First Lecture Date - Steyning 31st January

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Make a diary date now for 31st January 2018, the premiere lecture for the Coast17 walk, Steyning, West Sussex
Sunset, Achmelvich

Reflections on Walking the Coast of Britain - A Pseudo Interview

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A humorous and philosophical pseudo interview with Ken Scott, reflecting on his 2017 attempt to walk around the coast of Britain.
Day32 - In the tent

Thanks to Everyone Who Donated a Campsite Pitch or Accommodation

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At the conclusion of my Coast17 walk, I'd like to extend a warm and heartfelt thanks to everyone, friends old and new, and campsite proprietors who put me up overnight and often fed me out of their own generosity.
Sunset at Caerfai Bay campsite

Summary Stats for Coast17 Walk Around the British Coast

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Summary Stats for Coast17 - a few interesting snippets from a first cut of looking at walking and weather data

Day 107 - Brighton to Shoreham-bySea

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The finish line, drifting into Shoreham with friends and family under an apocalyptic orange sky
Gavin and Liam at Brighton Pier

Day 106 - Seaford to Brighton

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A day of easy company with friends and a little luxuriating in Brighton. One half day to go.
Seven Sisters from Birling Gap

Day 105 - Normans Bay to Seaford

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Eastbourne to Seaford over Beachy Head and Seven Sisters, among the finest coastal walking anywhere

Day 104 - Winchelsea Beach to Normans Bay

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Cliff walking through Hastings Country Park followed by a long trudge along the prom through Hastings and Bexhill
Across the Denge Flats desert, Dungeness

Day 103 - New Romney to Winchelsea Beach

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Finally back into Sussex, first, last and home county, via Rye and the desert of Dungeness
Sea wall Hythe to New Romne

Day 102 - Folkestone to New Romney

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All along a concrete sea wall for several hours into a strong headwind and Dungeness doesn't look any closer
Dover Harbour

Day 101 - Sandwich to Folkestone

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A simple but long haul from Sandwich to Folkestone via white cliffs and France, or was it America?
Felixstowe container port

Day 100 - Birchington to Sandwich

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A convivial day of meeting friends and overnight hospitality in Ramsgate and Sandwich
Sunset at Plumpudding Island

Day 99 - Whitstable to Birchington

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Back on foot through Whitstable and Herne Bay to the delightfully named Plum Pudding Island

Day 98 - Hoo to Whitstable

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A final day of cycling in Kent, mixed with great people, towns both strange and picturesque, a new castle and lovely hospitality

Day 97 - East Tilbury to Hoo

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Crossing the Thames by Tower Bridge, Coast17 returns to London and the southeast
Crabs from Leigh on Sea

Day 96 - Maldon to East Tilbury

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A walk from Shoeburyness to Leigh on Sea makes up for wind-cancelled cycling and another out-of-season ferry
Carolyn and Caz

Day 95 - East Mersea to Maldon

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Riding into strong headwinds to Maldon and meeting up with a special friend for the evening, a day of contrasts
Felixstowe container port

Day 94 - Minsmere to East Mersea

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Loads of estuaries and loads of ferries but only one actually running and even then the Harwich ferry nearly didn't go
Felixstowe container port

Day 93 - Southwold to Minsmere

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Rest, coffee with friends in Southwold, and a gentle stroll to Minsmere