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]

Thursday 7 June 2012


Time to catch up on a few comments. Sorry to anyone that I've missed - it will have been by accident.

Louise - welcome back from your travels. Any joy with the boot shopping you were doing?

Martin B - nowt wrong with the Tarptent. In fact, with some relief, we find that we really like it. The only reason we didn't use it on the first night was because we were staying with a trail angel whose entire 'yard' is taken up with pre-erected tents containing camp beds. No trail names yet - I think we may avoid getting any. Lots of thru-hikers we've met haven't picked one up yet.

Martin R - it's funny how we come over all American between ourselves (caught myself referring to a 'parking lot' yesterday), yet become awfully British when talking to others!

Geoff G - we did wish for an umbrella, but it's probably too windy for one now. If I was to do this trip over, then it would certainly be on our kit list.

Robin - we did shun a brolly (not a Chrome Dome - we would certainly have taken that) in a hiker box, but we had seen the wind forecast by then.

Conrad - Glad to hear the knee, and your walking range, is improving. Hope it's coming along in leaps and bounds now.
I do like the 'bonne continuation' salutation - it's exactly the right sentiment.

Geoff E - hmmm, now you put it like that, maybe I've not been accentuating the good stuff enough (which way outweighs the negatives). The jetlag is now over. We're accustomed to the heat enough to be able to eat again. The flat desert/aqueduct only lasted 3 or so hours. But the packs are awful heavy at times (like right now - five days food; four litres of water). Definitely looking forward to when water becomes less scarce.

JP - have you finished your Welsh walk now? Got anything else in the pipeline?

David A - small world - we won't be far from Bishop. As for the eggs/bread options, they're just confusing (really, six bread options!).

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  1. Hi folks,
    yes i finnished the welsh coast and boy it was good, them most popular and sensible suggestion i've had is to do Offa's dyke path so looking for a block of free time to complete the circuit.
    enough of me, you sure are pushing the boundaries, enjoy the desert i can imagine it is such a contrast and hence just great.
    cheers J.P.
    Oh and Micks breakfast looks just the ticket.

  2. I have to wait till Christmas for my size 5.5 Burmas. Bum.

    Fantastic reading you two, keep it up!