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A Visit to Bude Sunday 2nd October

The weather is bad today, but a little while ago we had a sort of Indian summer for a few days. On the Sunday we heard that the lovely sunshine was going to disappear soon so we decided to make the most of it while we could and to have lunch at the Brendon Arms in Bude. So off we went. We were lucky enough to find a parking space right opposite the hotel, which was especially useful as Pam was still finding it rather painful to walk.

I asked that we should sit inside, and to our surprise there was plenty of room. Due to her new diet Pam is not eating potatoes so we asked if she could have some extra vegetables instead. No problem. We chose to have the Sunday lunch of meat and veg but we could have had something from the normal menu if we had wished. We sat at a table for six and were later joined by a couple who turned out to be from Queensland, Australia. We had an enjoyable chat with them. They were certainly pleased with the hot weather we were having.

After the meal we moved the car to be nearer the canal walk, and wandered along to the end of the path near one of the beaches while Pam had an ice-cream as her pudding. Lots of people around too, many with their dogs in tow. Pam was getting thirsty so I suggested going along to the Olive Tree restaurant for a drink. Pam had a pot of tea and I had orange juice. Again a couple came along to share the table and we got chatting to them. They came from the midland area and had decided on a short break to enjoy the sunshine.

Finally it was time to go back home, after a lovely time at Bude. Certainly one of the best Sundays for some time.

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