An ideal stage to get my legs working again after the second rest day, relatively short, just one big uphill out of Hawes for an hour or so, but now without the big backpack so the boots had a rest and I wore my Salomon walking shoes again. The rest day was very relaxed, a visit from daughter Suzanne and friends Penny and Mike who came armed with a lamb curry for dinner. Claire came to pick up Chris and brought a Victoria Sponge cake so we were pretty spoilt. On top of that, Cath led the fundraising effort round the campsite supported by Penny and collected £104 for PCUK – she really is unbelievable!!
After the uphill start I made good time and walked into the wind along the side of Dodd Fell on an old Cam Road towards Ribblesdale with the familiar Yorkshire 3 Peaks of Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-Ghent spread out and looming as dark shapes in front. I decided to make this an IPod day and marched along to my personal mix of 70s/80s punk/new wave, Lady Gaga, U2 etc. A great walking track is Rock Star by Pink!
Had lunch at the tranquil Ling Gill Bridge and filmed a long overdue video, before IPodding the last 3 miles to Horton where Cath was already set up in Betty. I’m past halfway now and over 600 miles. It’s all starting to seem like a long dream.