Monday 18 November 2013

Thursday 25 July 2013

The end and home

I am sorry I did not keep up with this blog, it proved almost impossible with the phone and the website so I just got plain fed up with it all. The SOuh west coast was very hard, it provides more ascent than any other section of the trip. The section from Barnstaple to Bude is very tough but we managed is all in a couple of days. Midge of course found is no more difficult than a walk in the park. He was a mazing on the sea cliffs, with a 500 ft drop on one side he trotted along confidently, he knows exactly where the clif edge is by using his ears and a sense of the wind, at one time there was a sudden gust of wind and Midge instinctively jumped to his left away from the edge - he thought he had got a little too close for comfort. The weather was kind to us apart from a couple of days of thick sea fog when even I had difficulty finding the cliff edges! I was very sad on the penultimate day and really did not want to get started, if I started it meant I was going to complete the route. I almost felt like giving up so I would not have completed the trip and would have the prospect of having to start again and do it all over. We completed on Sunday June 30th at 12.50. My wife Carol was there to record the event and then we celebrated with a Cornish cream tea which Carol had brought with her and special biscuits for Midge. Following this we spent a few days in Cornwall - walking- What else! We have been home for over 3 weeks now and things are strange. Midge is hyperactive and wonders why we cannot go for such long walks everyday and why he has to sleep downstairs and not next to me. It was a great trip and I promise I will write the whole thing up with pictures soon. Regards Paul and Midge

Friday 21 June 2013

on the SWCP

In Barnstaple. Hard work on exmoor due to lousy weather. Now on SWCP hard going to come buth only 200 miles to go . I wish this blog had worked with this phone but see Paul Watson on Facebook. Also please visit our justgiving page

Friday 14 June 2013

To the south west

Blog keeps freezing me out, sorry! now near Slimbridge and start on the Cotswold way tomorrow. Did not enjoy the Severn way, the towns are lovely but the route is through high wet grass very awkward to walk through Looking forward to getting on the coast.

Tuesday 11 June 2013

down the canals to the Severn

We.have travelled the midlands on the river Severn. The weather has change butewe are 800 miles done so only 400 to do! We both are well and really fired up to complete this. Midge did not like wolverhampton but he always has been w sensible dog.

Thursday 6 June 2013

The whole story

Just to let you readers know I will be writing up the whole trip with photos when we hrt back

Almost like cheating!

Peninne way completed! Lovely dry sunny weather from Hawes to Edale. The notorious bogs were almost dry and I finished with clean boots. It was almost like cheating! Midge had problems on the rocky ground because of his blindness but he it a determined lad. We are now on easy ground for the next week or so en route to the river Severn.