Smeaton's Towers on Plymouth Hoe
Tim and I met outside the station - he had come up by bus arriving about the same tme :-) and we walked through Plymouth up to The Hoe and Smeaton's Tower - we thought it made a good re-start landmark. From there we walked down to catch the ferry across to Mountbatten and found the beginning of the path proper.
It was a glorious sunny day with a very strong wind, we had views out across Plymouth Sound over the breakwater to Kingsand, Cawsand and beyond!
Tim stopped here to admire the view and consider life on Great Mew Stone, while I shed my pack and went further on to Warren Point with views across the River Yealm, very like Malpas/St Mawes/Fowey etc. We then headed inland to catch a bus in Wembury to get back to Plymstock where we caught a bus out to Noss Mayo. Had the ferry been running it would have been far more straightforward! We had a massive shower in Wembury, 10 minutes of heavy rain but it proved to be the only rain we experienced over the next two weeks :-)
We stayed with Jane and Roger at Noss Mayo and were made to feel so welcome and part of the family. They dropped us off at the pub for a soup supper then we headed back foran early night. We'd walked about 10 miles which was an excellent start.