Garry McGivern Travelsonabike2 Adgestone Saturday 20th-April-2018. Bognor Regis to Langton Matravers. 49 miles. I never did make it to the Square and Compass pub at Worth Matravers. It’s a bit further on from the campsite, and it took me much longer to get here than I thought!
The day got off to a good start. I managed to get on an earlier train than expected, which was just as well, or I would have been arriving in Langton Matravers in the dark tonight!
After leaving the train at Southampton, I had a pleasant ride through the New Forest. It was nice to see the ponies once again. After the New Forest, I reached Christchurch (not the one in New Zealand!) There or just after at Boscombe, I picked up one of the national cycle routes, which runs along the seafront to Poole, and is about eight miles in length.
I was surprised at the number of people on the beach. It was heaving in places! Although, from the picture below, you wouldn’t think so.
After cycling along the seafront to Sandbanks, it was a short crossing on the chainlink ferry to the Isle of Purbeck, which isn’t actually an island, but hey ho. Once on Purbeck, it was a short but hilly ride to Tom’s Field at Langton Matravers, where I’m camping for the night.
Not too sure what or where I’m going tomorrow. I’ll decide overnight!
One slight problem tonight my eyes are really puffed up and won’t stop running. I think it may be the sun cream that I’m using. When I sweat, it runs into my eyes and irritates them!