Before leaving Lowestoft Bay, I looked up through the rain showers to see three Pelicans fishing on the water.
A temporary stop under a gazebo offered no respite from the off and on again rain nor the fierce wind bursts. By 3.15pm I reached the start of the Berriedale Caravan Park. I followed the road through from Lowestoft Bay to Cameron Bay and was accompanied by a very persistent duck.
I was worried s/he might follow me home but after a few hundred metres the duck dropped off the pace.
Before long I was walking away from the Caravan Park on the gravel road towards the Berriedale Sewage Treatment Works. What a pong hung around this area!
I hurried past the fenced-in nasal offender and around a barred gate designed to prevent vehicular traffic. The sign warning fishermen to be careful indicated to me that public access was acceptable.
By 3.30pm I reached the point where the southern end of Cameron Bay meets with the main flow of the Derwent River. I sat above the water’s edge, admired the views and contemplated where I had been and considered how much further I could travel on the 9th stage.