A whole year ago today………….

 

The start of the South West Coast Path

A year ago, today, we set off to walk the South West Coast Path 630 miles, not having any idea the weather was going to turn, the five Aprils before had been lovely weather, one of the reasons we decided to walk through April and May. May didn’t turn out to be that much better, warmer on days, although our wettest days were in May. We didn’t know yet how steep some of the hills would be. We didn’t know yet how narrow some of the paths would be. We didn’t know yet some mornings we would walk five to seven miles before a cup of tea. Our tent too small to light our little stove, and the wind wouldn’t allow it outside. We didn’t know yet how grateful we would be for nappy bags and wet wipes. We didn’t know yet how much pain we would gone through, or how many tears I would shed. Looking outside from the kitchen table I can see the part of the path that runs along our coastline where we live, and think how did we do it? Not sure I could if I set off today.  A whole year on, I’m now writing the walk into a book, and hope to have the first draft finished by May 21st the day we arrived home, soaked to the skin and a garden full of cats, including our two Pins and Needles.

What did we learn from it, apart from never to do it again, the main thing although so different in many ways especially physically, Nick and I are a great team………

Nick and I

 

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