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Archive of posts published in the category: The Walk

A change of plan

I blame Transport Direct. I’ve not really been paying too much attention to the news beyond the Israel/Lebanon stuff in the past week, but I have been using Transport Direct to check train times for getting up to Scotland, so assumed that as…

My bad

For people who were complaining that they couldn’t download a copy of the sponsor form, it seems that I managed to get the link wrong, which was why you were having problems. I’ve fixed it on the original entry, but you can also…

Media star

It’s not on the web, so you don’t get to see the lovely picture of me, but I was in my local paper today (the Colchester Evening Gazette). Unsurprisingly, it was about the walk, and accompanied by a picture of me in the…

Elsewhere

My first post at The Sharpener for a while, though it’s just about the walk.

20 days and counting

Just an update on what’s happening with my preparations for the walk. Everythings going pretty smoothly so far – I’m getting in a nice selection of long day walks as training, and discovering that an astonishing number of nettles grow around the fields…

What you can do

As I’m only about 8 weeks away from setting out on my walk, time for an update as my body now seems to be willing to work properly again and has got over the teething problems, aches and pains. So, as promised, here’s…

Irony hurts

Oh, I do love the Universe’s sense of humour – ever since I’ve started getting into serious preparation mode for my walk, my body has protested with little injuries. I managed to strain or pull a muscle in my shin on election day…

Where the road leads

So, I seem to have spent an inordinate amount of time in the last few weeks looking at maps and reading guidebooks, yet still I haven’t finalised the route I’m going to be taking on my walk. Partly that’s because I think it’s…

I know what I’m doing this summer

So, I’ve only been posting sporadically recently, mainly because a lot of the time I used to spend blogging I’m now spending walking. While both tend to be rather solitary and involve going round in wide circles to end up in either the…