Had a great night sleeping at my parents in Stafford, Cath and Betty returned home for a trip to York for Penny & Mick’s 40th wedding anniversary party. Mum & Dad took me to the start at Seven Springs, mum planning to join me all day, and yes!! she has become a legend! Before all this I got news of a new donation to PCUK from some good friends in the US, £1000!!! I got quite emotional this morning- lost for words – everyone has been so kind it just hit me all at once.
So we set off and walked really well over Cannock Chase then through some decent farmland tracks before reaching the Canal to Penkridge, passing under the M6 on the way. Dad met us for a lunch stop in Penkridge where I learned my eldest daughter Sam had had a car accident hopefully not too serious but possibly affecting Cath’s plans for the next two days (I only have maps to Craven Arms!!!)
Dauntless mum and me carried on across more fields and lanes towards Wheaton Aston – one small route finding hiccup and a rest stop at All Saints Church in Lapley before the final 2 miles to the campsite. Dad met us and after tent pitching we drove to a nearby pub for burgers, beer and Scotland v England match. Returned to camp in rain, met a guy who used to work for same company as me. Whilst chatting to him 2 more campers, clearly endtoenders going north, arrived. Had a brief chat with them also – will get their names if I see them tomorrow morning.