Day 53 - A rest day of reflection
Trip Start Jun 12, 2010
147Trip End Nov 18, 2010
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As the rest day wore on we started to remember other things we had missed from the blog. Here's a resume of the items that trickled through our minds on a lazy day and which we didn't want to lose track of:
Day 50 - this was the day Kate and John left and by then they had walked 161 kms. or exactly 100 English miles with us.
Day 51 - for the first time in three weeks we had some bathroom scales and found we had reversed our earlier weight loses with the significant, substantial eating focus we have now introduced into our daily routine. Keith is back to his departure weight of 84 kgs. and Debby likewise has regained her lost weight. More importantly, on this day, Debby first tried her newly acquired sealskin socks, which are supposed to be waterproof. Amazingly they worked and her little toes stayed dry all day long despite the bogs of Cross Fell. Keith now wants some.
Day 52 - Debby questioned Keith's perverse trip planning when she calculated, correctly, that although we are headed for Lands End, in the extreme south west, the entire day's 26 km
- During our walk, Di Hill's first day in the reflective peace and solitude of remote North Yorkshire, she was heard to exclaim "I will be easier on Murray when I go back to Melbourne". Of course, neither of us believed her! Di has already though had an impact on the walk, introducing her own quirky elements. Now as we sit at breakfast we have "Timothy Top-ups" of tea.
- Also, this day we had the delight of arriving at our remote little pub to find 2 letters from Australia awaiting us. It is hard to explain when you spend your days walking endlessly in wilderness the delight we feel when we are greeted with a smile at some remote location by the host saying, ah the Badgers, we have some post for you. To know our friends are still thinking of us and encouraging us on our journey truly helps to spur us on. Thank you Betty for another lovely update, and thank you so much Jane for your newsy letter and the coffee bags to help Keith along the way.