We had planned to visit Bude, which is further North, along the coast. We took the 595 Western Greyhound from Boscastle to Bude, which is about 30 minutes away.
The journey is mainly through fields with the last portion along the Bude coastline which is as spectacular as most of the coast here in North Cornwall.
The bus dropped us off at the Strand in Bude and at that point our misadventure began.
Bude has 3 beaches and the place is known for surfing. Other than that it also attracts hikers who travel the South West Coastal Path back to Boscastle. We didn’t have plans to do either. And, then there is nothing much to do.
We went down to the visitor centre which is just near the Bude Canal and bought a brochure for the Canal walk. It took us a few minutes to find the correct path and another 20 minutes to decide we didn’t want to do the walk.
So we headed back to the town centre and hunted for a place to eat. The place turned out to be a disaster and the food a waste. To get the taste of the food out of our mouth we found an ice cream shop. To get the taste of the ice cream out of our mouth, we took the next bus back to Boscastle and found our way to Harbour Light where we treated ourselves to the fabulous Helsett Farm ice cream.
Overall, we felt we lost the day. We decided that we would make Sunday count since it would be the last day in Boscastle. It did. Check back tomorrow for the tale.