Category Archives: The long walk

Good Morning

What a gorgeous face to wake up to, telling me it’s breakfast time. We are letting his food go down, while the dew dries off the tent a bit & we shall pack up & begin walking again. We both slept really well, a bit chilly around 4 am, but I donned. Extra clothes & Syd had my jacket as a blanket – he wasn’t cold, but made me feel better. My rucksack carrying muscles are,a little stiff, so will be a slow start I expect.
Today’s big challenge ie to find somewhere to charge this phone, I seem to.have forgotten my battery back up & the solar, charger didn’t work, perhaps I need it plugged in to the phone while the sun’s out, not overnight ad I did last night,

Day 1

10177957_10151961060987680_805766737355683542_nToday has been a.good start. I very met some lovely people, and fabulous dogs. I really hadn’t realised just hoe long all.those conversations would take.

I learnt a lessen this morning, the hard way!

I shall call it ‘hiking rule no 1’

sydIf you trip over the dog when he suddenly stops right in front of you, whilst wearing a full rucksack, you will fall over hard & fast & there is nothing you can do!

I’m nursing a hole, and my knee, & a very sore hip. So I won’t be doing that again.

I have found a little secluded nook, to.put the tent in, aa little closer to a road than I would like, but it’s hidden & nicely sheltered.

Syd has had a lovely day & is now fast asleep beside me in the tent.
He has lead most of the day so.done many more than the 16 miles I’ve done. He is being quietly protective too which is nice.
Here he is, outside our first camp, waiting to go to bed.