Alex has come a long long way

It’s been a while since we last caught up with Alex Ellis-Roswell. His long walk around the UK coastal paths continues. We’ll find out how far he’s come as we catch up with his updates.

Lewinnick Lodge is a restaurant and B&B. It seems like a nice place to stop for breakfast. It must have seemed like paradise after a night camped in front of an Atlantic sea storm.

Alex made it to Newquay life boat station the next day and was taken out surfing. His wet-suit selfie proves this blog has something for everyone.

But Alex’s trip is not all fun and games. His commitment shows in updates like this one, where he reflects on how lonely he is and how transient the people in his life are as he walks from town to town.

On practical matters Alex’s skills are improving. He’s looking out for more sheltered spots to camp and has learnt hard lessons about what he needs to do to stay dry. Eventually, I think Alex will find the walking and outdoor living becomes routine, but the loneliness is his real challenge.

His face still says he’s enjoying himself.

I wonder how long he will keep the beard? As Alex learns to make increasingly good use of local supporters will be find the Brian Blessed look serves him well, or should he invest some time in a barbershop? At the moment it’s working. The rough weather has been handled with a little help from his friends:

In a different note, it’s interesting to note that news stories like the Charlie Hebdo shootings reach out to even the loneliest and most remote lives, to people that need not stop and dwell on stuff like that, but they do anyway:

Shared experiences are one thing, but for Alex the weather is always present.

The weather in this image though looks just fine, I bet it is still cold though:

A little cold and wind has not stopped Alex.