The Road goes ever on and on; Down from the door where it began;
Now far ahead the Road has gone; And I must follow, if I can;
Pursuing it with eager feet; Until it joins some larger way;
Where many paths and errands met; And whither then? I cannot say.

[JRR Tolkien, Lord of the Rings]

Monday 22 February 2010

K2CW Countdown

Assuming that there are no show-stopping incidents involving falling down rabbit holes or the like, then one month from now we will just have finished our first day of walking from Kent to Cape Wrath.

(Eeek! Eeeek! Eeeeeeek! Eeeeeeeeek!)

Hope the weather’s looking a bit more spring-like by then!

Preparations are creeping forward, and will no doubt reach fever pitch in a couple of weeks when I realise quite how much we have left to do. As it stands we’re a good way through the food dehydration, but having not updated that spreadsheet for a few weeks, I have absolutely no idea what we have prepared and what is still left to cook. That’s just asking for a last minute panic isn’t it? This is turning into something of an expensive month too, as we not only have to buy all of the ingredients for the dried meals we’ll eat whilst we’re away, but we’re also in the midst of a flurry of replacing worn-out kit (not to mention buying spare batteries for cameras, phones, torches etc; I seem to be taking deliveries of batteries far more than is normal of late!).

Training’s not going to badly either, with just over 200 miles walked so far this year, albeit without as many hills as I would have liked.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that is some walk. Envy setting in. It will be wonderful. Lets hope that spring is on the way for you.