Thank you Jess for the sleeping pills and with my earplugs I slept so well.
It was a freezing morning so I quickly visited the privy before scuttling back to my tent. I began to pack and made tea. I woofer 2 breakfast bars then dropped my tent. it was still quite at this end of the camp site.
I was wearing my rain jacket and two other layers as I headed out and for a change down. as soon as I got out of the wind it was hot.phew. but as I just started I did t want to stop again . for the first hour it was small hills and then a monster called something knob. it was all ahead slow.i chugged up and up oh my god this is brutal. well brutal for a fat, unfit, 57 year-old. on and on it went. AT last I made it to the top limped a big mouthful of lemonade and set off down the other side. typical steep.rocky and sloppy I was going down for about an hour. so next it was a climb and the the sun got hotter. I stopped to take off my rain jacket and wolly hat . should I remove my shirt?..i will leave it for now. I popped a Jolly Rancher into my mouth and pushed on .Jolly Ranchers are boiled sweets .I just love them.
The trail was being kind and I was in one of the green corridors .I’m sure that they are lovely when in bloom.
I pounded along looking at my watch.i had been hiking for 4 hours and needed a break.
At last a nice spot.i I dropped my pack.lay down my tyvek then relaxed.tlok off my shoes. ate a snack the devoured the apple I had been saving if was delicious. .
After a 30 min break I was back on trail.
but the afternoon’s were all big climbs. and I was be I g sapped of all energy. but ploded on and on and up .
L.g why are these climbs so steep and so long omg omg.
It was no good I needed a other break a d chugged 1/2 litre down.
4 miles to go………
2 miles to go
thank God I’m here. or rather the sign post..the eaters a be a fair way off trail. but I was here. The 2 nurses fro.os shelter were here..Cheats lol.
I quickly put up my tent made tea and the relaxed