|Back home and celebrating !|
Still can’t believe we did it! But we did. Started walking at 09.15 after breakfast and a lift to the start courtesy of Midge and Cliff (as well as mid morning snack, lunch etc). Got a great start, our legs felt fine and we made good progress. Stopped for lunch just after Abbey St Bathans, then the rain started in earnest and didn’t stop! How glad are we that we didn’t have that all week?! We have been so lucky with the weather.
We had another day with a whole variety of scenery and terrain. Quite a lot of mud underfoot but we’re used to that now! A few animal encounters today including a number of fields of cows to negotiate which was a bit scary and one herd of cows (see photo) that seemed fascinated by us and kept charging around, running up to the fence to see us and then running away again, it was hilarious!
We both found the last few miles a bit of a challenge even though we knew it was coming to an end - it had been a long day and we were on very tired legs.
We finished at 17.45 and were met as we approached the village square by Midge and Cliff. Sandra from the village shop also came out to add her congratulations. After a few photos, we were driven home where we found banners and balloons and opened a bottle of bubbly courtesy of Helen and Raymond. We started to feel like we had really achieved something special and are both pretty proud of ourselves!
This walk would not have been possible without the help and support of the following:
Midge and Cliff aka Mum and Dad – too numerous to mention, couldn’t have done without you!
Everyone who has read and commented on our blog – it really helped us on our way but a special thanks to Niki without whom this blog would not be!
David and Donna for signs, support and those strange tasting energy thingies – they worked!
Raymond for being Gail’s walking buddy as well as lots of encouragement and presents of great walking stuff.
Andy for putting up with weeks of Gail wittering on about everything to do with walking – the bad news is that it hasn’t finished yet!
Margaret – Kerry’s walking buddy and supplier of the best home baking and tablet !
Everyone who donated to Macmillan.
The man who moved our luggage – to think that initially we thought we would carry it all with us!!!
Lornebank B&B in Lauder – our favourite.
Bassetts – for the jelly babies
But most of all our friends and family – we love you!
|Cows advancing !|
|The end of the walk|