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Monday morning we set off from the spot at Sedbergh where we halted Friday evening. Monday was a tough enough day with plenty of challenges, some steep gradients and rough surfaces which varied greatly. The blister plaster has worked well and enabled me to struggle on albeit still at times the tail ender, it was certainly a long day with arrival down at Ingleton at 7pm and straight into a pub for refreshing pints all round. The weather although cloudy mostly did have gaps and the occasionall sunny period which lifted the photos. Here are some shots from Monday. The first is once again out of order, no idea why but thats technology for you however the ice cream van was a strange interlude towards the end of a stiff days walking and perched on a track in the middle of nowhere with a young Italian girl serving the ice creams. A woman with two young children passed us on their way to the van in the opposite direction then caught us up, we asked if we were on track to Ingleton but she said they were lost and the ice cream girl told them to follow us. Just a selection from, an extensive range of shots
Tuesday was a grey sometimes damp day, the previous evening we had stayed at a very comfortable country house hotel but I had a brief sickly spell and it was thought that a leisurely breakfast and catching the walk up a third of the way along route would be a sensible option but the lay of the land and signposting plus map worked against the team and the day was once again ticking by all too quickly with progress none too fast. All were united eventually and the walk strode out along the road down through the forest of Bowland and terminated for the night at Slaidburn where the walkers seemingly encountered a deep ford near the end. This however wasn't the correct route as a rather irate land owner came to inform us, she was from the era of shooting poachers I think and the idea that anyone would rightly divest their boots etc to cross a freezing cold stream was bizarre. I was reminded that my pride in Britain last week with the helpful friendly trucks in Wakefield was all too easily erased by those who perpetuate the class war, best never to drop your guard. We are now taking a break for one day rejoining the walk on Thursday. All DVD orders will be sent out first thing Thursday. The photos all from Tuesday. We came across the Bibbys coaches early on today at Settle, really nice drivers who we had a chat with. Oh yes the first photo should be the last, yet again. The walk support team provided a much needed spur to tired walkers on this gloomy day. The weather looks good for Wednesday and perhaps a ducking Thursday, oh joy!
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