We were all rudely awakend at 5 am by the opening of the heavens. Thankfully by 9am the it had all passed over and we were able to start day 2 with a steep climb out of Redbrook. My elbow was a bit better but the shock had now gone through to my shoulder. The Garmin screen was still broken but the computer itself appeared to be working. before arriving ta the very busy town of Monmouth we had walked past a building devoted to several of the old naval admirals incuding Nelson. Monmouth was walked through quickly and thankfully we were back in the countryside quite quickly. You get used to the peace and quiet of the countryside and the bustle of a busy town centre seems quite brash. We ended the day at White Castle after walking through the largest (cider) orchards either of us had seen. There is nothing at White Castle apart from the castle so we had to be picked up and taken to thats night acomodation. Enter Keith the demon Peugot taxi driver. Apparently he used to drive the local school bus and nothing got in his way. By the time we got to Pandy, Sam was shaking noticably and threatening to walk back to White Castle in the morning. The Lancaster Arms was a pub 10 years ago but has been shut since. The owners have not changed a thing since the day it closed and their living room was a bar complete with a pool table.
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