Slept well at the tree apart from the moon being so bright. Need some eye pads lol.
I was awake around four but I havnt mastered the quick get away yet.
I eventually emerged on trail by 7.30. It was approximately 5 to the water tank. I started off well and it didn’t seen long until I arrived. I thought I saw Hawkey and Kevin ahead.
I pushed on it was lovely to have a breeze. The trail began to climb and my little engine struggled.
In the distance I could see a great tree and on this trail shade is what you desire. As I aproched.i could see Kevin and Hawkeye.
Hey guys great to see you both again
I sat for 30 min before heading back out, the sun was baking ,it’s just relentless. It was several hrs later that the next cache appeared. I found some shade and crashed .from this spot you can ring the lical shop and they will pick you up to hiawasssi. For a cold soda and more….
But no I pushed on trying to get to the next water container.
After another’s hour I had to crash again. This heat is just a killer It wipes me out.i took 30 mins before pushing on but i was beginning to struggle.
I reay wanted to throw up my tent but you cant as you would cook alive.
Eventually I could see a number of GREEN trees could that be it?
Ahead I could see the boys continuing on..Fuck I said to no-one and set off after them although my feet felt like lead.
I really had had enough.but then something shinny ahead
Oh the water tower whoop. But it was up hill and roasting .As I got nearer they apeared a stream of water. .Normally you have to climb a shaky ladder to get water from the top hatch.
But today it was flowing from the overflow
Stick your head under snail
I did as i was told wow fantastic.i stripped off washed my stinky shirt and socks. And hung them on a fence to dry.
I then found a spot to camp although yes it was still baking.
We sat around in the shade before putting up our tents.
I cooked dinner but could only eat half. But my cup of tea was divine. Night all 15 miles most so far but I’m destroyed