I'm back after an amazing two weeks hiking the coast to coast. Because of some technical difficulties I wasn't able to keep the C2C journal going here. I will be adding some photographs and stories over the coming days.
After a hearty breakfast in St Bees we set off up and over the cliffs with the obligatory dip in the sea.
It felt like a long day with 25k hiked and 1000m climbed.
We ended up in a small piece of land next door to the Fox and Hounds pub in Ennerdale Bridge. Minutes after arriving and just as we were pitching our tent, the rain started, and continued till about midnight. I could hear the stream next to us getting louder and louder through the night.
We are on our way. In 7 hours time we will see the cliff tops that will mark the start of our 309Km hike. Right now though I am meditating to the smells, sights and sounds of all the best Southern Rail has to offer.
We are all packed and ready for the train journey to St Bees tomorrow. It's been a stressful few days preparing and battling a general malaise after being ill two weeks ago. Doing things like this really reminds you of how most things in life are out of your control. I've been doing a lot of acting as if rather than acting ill. I did speak to my doc and he over cautiously suggested I shouldn't do it. But, my feeling is to get going, and if I'm weak, I will stop.
In brighter news, I'm pretty excited to be spending 6 hours on the train reading and listening to podcasts. The last bit of the journey looks pretty cool, the train tracks pretty much follow the coastline.