I slept well apart from getting up 3 times to take a wee.
I woke at 6am, went to use the privy then dropped the suspended bags on the way back.I left Jess’ s and Dan’s bags by their tents then I put on my stove, then striped down my tent. I put my gear away and was ready to go.
I sat and enjoyed my tea before clipping my mug back onto my pack , i then hoisted my pack then set off out of camp.
It was glorious morning although rain was due later so I wanted to crush miles early.
I had my ear buds in hoping that may help with my milage. I had a great start then the climbs began
I wanted to hike until 11.30 before taking a break and I was on target. i leap-frogged several hikers for most of the day. until my watch imformed me that my time was up.
I really needed that break. I took 15 minutes before returning to the trail.
if was only moments before I reached the next shelter. I spoke to several other hikers. then i moved on
it was a 2 mile climb that was steep. so so steep I chugged up it took me 40 mins to reach the top ,and another 5 mins for me to get my breath back.
I pushed on, the trail becoming very rockcy , and so I couldn’t get any pace and the rock was awful . But it what it is and so i just hobbled on until i came toa signpost
there were several options , I decided to take the scenic route. It was so beautiful with amzing views but the slabs were so hard on my feet and it wasnt long until i was getting fed up and just wanted to get down and off of this rock . At last I began to desend but it wasnt easy as i had to shuffle a little on my bum to reach the next rock
As I dragged myself up the next hill, Jess appeared so we walked together to the next shelter and there in front of the shelter was the 300 mile marker . Whoop
I was going on , but yes convinced me to stay and so i wandere off to get water.
once back at the shelter i puton a brew and got my pad set up in the shelter.
I decided to sit in the sun as it was so lovely but then the bugs began to drive me mad so headed back inside.
As i sat chatting to jess a stream of hikers began to pass by, some got water then went to find a tent spot other whhere attempting to get to the next shelter
I joined several other hikers and cooked my supper before turning in.
It had been a good day and i was pleased to have reached the 300 mile marker
mileage 15.6 miles
Remaining 1891 Miles