Day 76 Chester

29th June
I had a lie in and needed  it. Yesterday seemed long.i packed up camp and we were on the trail by 7 am. WE were flying this morning we completed 5 miles in under  two hours actually a lot less
When we stopped for water, Nobodies friend pointed out all the pink substance surrounding the area was was fire retardant that had been dropped to stifle a fire.
Nobodies friend is knowable about all this stuff , and so he great to walk with.

It was only 3 miles to the road and as the trail was fairly flat we soon cruised it and were soon stood by the road

Hitching to Chester
Hitching to Chester

We stood by the road with our best thumbs out and waited and waited and waited. Nothing. A car pulled up in the other dude day walkers and informed us of the cache which was there. I wandered over and grabbed two sodas from the box  and walked back to nobodies friend. As we we waiting  White ghost appeared hey snail I have something of yours. It’s my solar panel hurrah I gave her a huge hug.but it was the south boulders  who had found it and passed it on so thank you all. PHEW !!
At last a ride a couple dropped us off at the shopping mall. Nobodies friend was going in and out do w said our goodbyes and said I’d catch him on the trail. I wandered off looking for s place to camp. I found the post office and the library good.then walked to an Rv  park. Do you allow camping?  I asked. Yes came the reply  $15 you can put your tent under that tree.
He then gave me a key to the toilets.
I put up my tent then went to look at the laundry


They had laundry on site but I wanted my bag and jacket washed and these need a front I wandered up down .sat outside the launderette was white Ghost and another hiker..Oh friend was looking for you. He’s across the road..Great the launderette had front loaders. I wandered into the burger bar where friend was. Friend was debating weather to stay or get back to the trail.
I said I was going shopping then to the launderette. Okay he said I’m going to get a shower and do the same.
I went shopping trying to be as miserly as I could but still spent $100
Omg  and on what okay beer
But apart from that nothing outstanding and I still need cheese bagels ham and gas.
I struggled back to my tent meting tent stake coming the other way. I dropped my gear in my tent. Put the I’ve cream in the freezer. Grappled my sleeping bag and laundry and headed back up town. Friend was sat outside the launderette. I put my clothes and bag in separate machines grabbed a magazine and watched 40 minutes go by..nobodies friend decided he wasn’t camping but was heading back out .okay  I’m sure I’ll catch you. I had the post office and wanted to catch up on my blog if i could in the library
Fingers crossed the nice people at solar monkey are sending me a replacement solar charger
I also need to chase Osprey regarding my pack .
Washings done now to dry. My bag seemed awfully wet
But my jacket looked sparkly clean. I loaded them in the dryer added the rest of my clothes bugger forgot to put my shorts in typical oh well.
God it’s a long time watching clothes last i headed back to my tent jumped in the shower. Then i  grabbed a handful of beers and sat in the sun with a tub of ice cream and bag of Doritos. .heaven. .my electrical devices charging while i relaxed
Oh 9 PM late for a hiker

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