Saturday 21st July
I slept well in the forest but struggled to jump.out of bed.
I slowly packed up made tea then was on my way ..
It was fairly overcast which I like so I was hopeful I could do the miles . I put my music on to motivate me . It was going well passing. few hikers .
As I crossed another road there were historical signs. telling you about. small pox, the army and the fort that once stood here
I was amazed at the walls that were built so big and thick without machinery
I crossed over the road and I spied a huge dumpster in a parking lot.
As I walked over lady who was sat on the boot of her car said I think the the trail is that way.
I laughed and said yes but the trash can is over there!!.
I dumped my rubbish then noticed water so I topped up after guzzling a bottle. as I walked back the lady said would I like a cold drink ?
yes please . are you waiting for someone ? I asked.
Yes my boyfriend Sundance.
Oh I know him…the army chap.
“Marine” she corrected me.
I laughed he corrects me too when I say army.
We all chat for a while but i need to move
After several.more hours I emerged out by another beautiful lake.
There were signs directing hikers to camp near to the beach. I followed the white blazes. for about another miles before the blue blazes began.
I followed them until I reached the beach.
Wow it was amazing, the beach spread out along the front of the lake.
I really liked the look of this , I carried on walking to the main building where hopefully there was food.?
I eventually found the main building and ordered a cheese burger, fries and a drink .I sat outside and charged my devices as I waited for my food.
My burger was good and soon disappeared along with my drink.
There were showers here so i decided why not. They were cold but i felt that I had removed a thick layer of gunk.
I went and got another lemonade and a frozen mango lolly which was very tasty , then dried myself in the sun
Once done I filled up with water then headed. back to the trail.
My radio was telling me about storms later and to seek shelter.,So when I came to the next shelter I decided to stay.
It was called the RPH shelter it’s in memory of a At supporter. so the hut is in his name. it’s set in lovely gardens .
I met several.mote hikers and several.of us ordered pizza. which amazingly gets delivered . It was bloody tasty
The German hiker was confused about the small table inside the box. even after explaining it several.times. it’s to stop the pizza from sticking to the lid of the box. Eventually he got it . After wading through that i decide that my bed was calling so good night