Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Trying to adjust to 'normal' life, whatever that is! I am trying to ring round all the people I stayed with over the past 3 months but if I haven't spoken to you yet don't worry I soon will.
I am missing the interaction with the people I was meeting as I walked along but on the other hand it is good to be back with family and friends and it was good to be met by family as I reached Lands End.
To my followers in the U.S. thanks for your long distance support and thanks Becky for all the help with the blog. I hope to provide you with more photos of the British landscape  next time I am able to visit Becky and family
I am keeping the fund raising account open for the next couple of months by which time I am hoping to have my book ready for circulation. It will be called End to End on a Shoe String.
I will continue to update the blog twice a week when possible.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Tuesday, 19th August - THE END!

I made it! It's over! My son, Carl, walked with me on my last day. Thank you, THANK YOU, for all the people that helped to make this crazy idea a reality. I will post again when I've had some time to rest and reflect. For now...sleep and family time.

Monday, 18 August 2014

Monday, 18th August

Now down to south coast of Cornwall. Have had a couple of days off with family and I will be walking the final 13 miles to Land's End tomorrow (19th) with my Son, Carl. Will be expecting to finish the walk at about 3.30pm BST. More information and pictures to follow as soon as I can. A big thank you to all who have supported me so far. I finish this adventure TOMORROW!

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Tuesday, 12th August

I am so close to the end now! The walk continues to be very strenuous. By the end of each day I know I've done a walk! I have had a little rain recently, but nothing too terrible.
Thank you to the lady and her young daughter who held the gate open for me and to the couple I met on route a couple of days ago - thanks for the donation and a special thank you to their children for the energy bars!
I feel the end is in sight now and that I am going to finish the course.
Thank you Sally and Kevin for the hospitality and donation. I enjoyed my stay with you and hope to meet up again in the future.
My wife, Ruth, has now rejoined me, and my son and his family travel down on Thursday to help me finish this adventure!

Monday, 4 August 2014

Monday, 4th August

I am currently walking alone, until Ruth rejoins me next week. I enjoyed a 2 day break in Appledore, where I had a great time watching the regatta. Huge thank you to Irene and David, who were my lovely hosts. They treated me like family in their beautiful home.
I was back "on the road" today. Most of today's walking was coastal paths along the cliffs - beautiful scenery. Tonight, I am staying in a B&B in Cloverly, courtesy of Chris West. Tomorrow, I head to Hartland Quay.

Friday, 1 August 2014

Friday, 1st August

Matthew has now completed his part of the journey and is making his way back home. Thank you, Matthew. I hope you enjoyed your taste of the End to End adventure!
Last night we stayed in Lynton, at the home of Renee and Terry. Terry is also an End to Ender, so we had LOTS to talk about. Thank you, Renee and Terry.
Tonight, I am in Barnstaple. We are now in August, so the count-down to the finish-line has begun!