10th May 2022
My alarm went off I snoozed it and again, I slept so well except for the huge weight pressing on my stomach my steak from last night lol
I pulled the plug on my mattress and began the chore of packing up. Although I had sorted out my stuff I still had far too much.
I collapsed my tent and stowed it on my pack then carried my pack to the deck. I carried the boxes and stuff and sifted between hiker box and trash. I got fresh water then a coffee.
I was stalling. Snail you need to leave.
But still I was fannying around. At last I left I said good bye to the toaster house and marched off up the road.
My pack was heavy with water and food. Too much food, I will get that right one day.
Today was just going to be road walking a very long road walk all the way to Grants such fun !!
After two hours I stopped for a break and as I had cell service managed to renew my phone contract phew result. This dirt road we all all hiking up is actually the main highway amazing and it was busy.
Polite drives slowed down as they passed me ,others flew past at scary speeds showering you in a cloud of dust. Such fun!!.
I kept swapping sides depending on the road surface as some sides were sandy and other was a harder gravel . The road snaked off far into the distance, forever or so it seemed. I pushed on and on in the dust.
After about 15 miles I arrived at a farm that showed on the map that it had water.
Once I walked inside I was supprised to see Hawkeye and Dr Tom also yonny was here and a few others.
I topped up my water and chatted for a while. The boys left first then I set off after them. I ended up walking with Yonny and he seemed to want a slower pace so we walked together we told each other our life stories as we walked. When we stopped for a break it was 5pm and we had completed 21 miles on the day.
It was still early but I was happy with that so decided to stay.
Yonny cooked dinner but wanted more miles. So headed out.
I cooked my heaviest foods and then went to bed early
Phew 21 miles