Day 14: Widemouth to Morwenstow

Route
My final section of North Coast walking from Widemouth Bay to Morwenstow. The North Coast threw its worst at me today and high winds, fog and rain forced me to abandon the coast path a mile short of the border for safety’s sake. Instead I headed inland to Morwenstow to visit the Reverend Hawker’s parish, where I met Mel and her dog Bruce. Ended the day with a trip to Woolley Moor and found the modest puddle which is the Tamar’s source.

Birds
Shag, Herring Gull, Cormorant, Black Headed Gull, Wood Pigeon, Rock Dove, Mallard, Starling, Raven, Common Gull, Canada Goose, Stonechat, Jackdaw, Goldfinch, Swallow

Wild Animals
Rabbit

Poem
source

space becomes antique
a cooling flour above
lowered rapidly

her cotton water
conserved as candy moisture
often climate wide

halva father forms
powerful water bag hole
sugar saints pour spring

sheep cross leeward flow
for a hawker refraction
parish ion cloud

underworld honey
mass river serve giant’s porridge
southward to sea mouth baptisms

Visuals