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15SundayJANUARY

Hungerford and Pewsey

102 km  x5  x1  x1
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It started off drizzly in Hungerford, and by the time we'd got as far as Marlborough, it felt like a coffee stop was the right thing to do. The excellent Food Gallery did us proud again, and before long we were off, with the rain getting less persistent. The long drag and then drop own to Alton Barnes afforded us a decent white horse view, and by Devizes there was another one.

Just a quick stop to marvel at the feat of engineering at Caen Hill locks, and we were at the Raven in Poulshot, complete with woodburning stove. After very nice Sunday lunches, departure with sunshine was appreciated, and the excellent rolling road from Urchfont to Pewsey allowed us to make good progress into the mizzle.

Adrian needed a replenishment stop in Pewsey, but everywhere closed due to a power cut. Hey ho.

From Burbage onwards, the weather got worse and worse, and it was with relief we finally ploughed along the A4 back into Hungerford, rather wetter than when we had started out!