I slept really well but was awake before six listening to the others hikers get their gear together and one by one leave, It was too early to get up as the post office didn’t open till 10 am .
I eventually emerged and ate breakfast resorted my gear again then again
Okay Post office Fingers crossed for my backpack, it was about a mile walk so I cheerily set off.I walked into the post office
Good morning Mam I wondered if you had a package for me.
Are you a Hiker she asked?
Yes I am
Well I don’t sort the Post till 11 , Have you checked at the store ?
No I hadn’t, so I wandered over to the garage store and looked through the packages, sadly nothing. But the hiker box was very good so I grabbed a load of stuff and a book, before buying a few snacks and some postcards
I sat outside and wrote them then wandered back to the post office
Hi again I said
What’s YOUR NAME , she then asked ,
she went out the back for a few moments , Sorry sir noting , Oh really I hoped that it would be here ,
Do you have the tracking Number sir ?
No I hadn’t and as I had no Cell service there was little chance of me getting it Bugger bollocks etc.
We sometimes get a delivery at 1 pm could you check back then?
I didn’t really have a choice, I paid for my stamps , and wandered back to camp.
The camp was now deserted ,just me, I made some lunch and began to read my book.
THE clock moved very slowly and i was soon bored and eager to get back to the trail. At 1.30 I wandered back to Post office. Fingers crossed
sadly nothing Bugger and other words so I grabbed more beer and wandered back.
It was a glorious day but I wasn’t really in the right mood to enjoy it
I sat in the sun and read my book and drank beer .
As I was cooking Dinner French Paul arrived, He was fairly chatty for a change , he gave me his spare food.
Paul gets all of his food from REI and has it delivered(posted)
Great if you can afford it!!!
WE chatted for a while then it was time for Zzzzz
Fingers crossed for tomorrow
|In hindsight I should have left a forwarding address and hiked out|
rather than wasting almost four days here !