Wednesday, 11 May 2011
Friday, 6 May 2011
|Salomon Quest 4D GTX|
Helen also kept the camper well stocked with my favorite treats, found internet connections to post the blog each day and encouraged me all the way.
|John pouring the Champagne at finish|
It looks like I will have raised over £1100 for AMR and Dorothy House plus around £200 for the village hall - THANK YOU
|Best Icecream @ Cadgwith|
|Path near Bolt Head|
Thursday, 5 May 2011
I can't believe it's my last day. Only 16 miles to go and I hope to finish between 2 and 3pm at South Haven Point. I'm going to publish my Timmy's Trudge Top 10 in a special edition of this blog tomorrow (Friday). Today will be a fuzz of beer and elation and going home after 30 days on this path. A sunny, warm, calm, beautiful morning.
Wednesday, 4 May 2011
|Chris and Dave at Portland|
Then, it was back across the causeway and the long trudge into Weymouth. I insisted on a half hour coffee stop as it was 4pm by now. Getting up from the table made everyone realise how stiff they were and the pace was slower from here. I was pleased to get onto cliff paths again after a lot of tarmac and we reach Osmington Mills at 6pm. Big respect to my walking chums - they'd walked 19 miles. Peter leading from the front and Dave and Chris doing brilliantly for 2 pensioners! Sue and Lynn met us at the Smugglers Inn and we enjoyed a well-deserved meal. I did 27 miles altogether at a faster pace than normal and for the first time my shins hurt and my feet ached from all the tarmac. Phew!
After a good night's rest I'm facing the 2nd hardest day of the whole path. 19 miles altogether, of which the last 11 are classed as 'severe', and include Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove and the brutal stretch past Kimmeridge. Never mind, I'm still slightly ahead of schedule and my last day tomorrow should be a little shorter. I'm hoping to finish around 3 at South Haven Point opposite Sandbanks. Got to get today out of the way first though.
I'm planning a small celebration tomorrow by the finish sign, so if any of you fancy a trip to Poole (see above) tomorrow afternoon just ring/text me or leave a comment on this blog (which I do get), then I can give you clearer timing.