Tuesday, June 6, 2017

"Being soaked alone is cold. Being soaked with your best friend is an adventure." - Emily Wing Smith

It's taken 3 days, but I think we have finally settled into the rhythm of what we have come here to accomplish. We enjoy each other's company and support each other in many ways: rubbing the Voltaren into the aching spots and bandaging each other's feet before we don our hikers.
Our day was cold and wet but we managed to hike 10 miles in about 5 hours. It was quite easy after yesterday's epic hike. Not too much interest in stopping to take pictures because of the weather.  It was more level walking today, which I was very grateful for, just one big slippery hill down into a valley then up the other side.
We have spent the last two evenings with fellow Cotswold walkers, who are also staying at the same B&B. Our host has to drive us 10 minutes to a local pub so we can get something to eat for supper, so we all end up dining together and getting to know one another. One couple is from Melbourne, Australia and the other from Ottawa, Ontario. So, that has been a lot of fun.

 A couple of 'animal' pics for the grandchildren. Above a Roman snail - they were very large and plentiful and below, a black slug. I think the rain brought these lovely creatures out in full force.

 Andrew admiring the wild holly that was growing in a woodland area. 

 "Heritage Tree" ~ a 400 year old beech tree.

 Okay.......gotta figure out which arrow to follow. I'd be lost 10 times over if Andrew wasn't here, he seems to have an amazing 6th sense of direction.

 Low cloud cover and rain all day long.

 We thought the little door in the wall might be for bunnies, but there was also a way over for humans. Hmmm, there might be a story here.

 And this just about sums up our day. Time for a nap and warmth.


  1. Oh wow! Thanks so much for taking the time to post! Looks like the beautiful weather has changed, hopefully it will return to sun and blue skies. Those slugs are massive...ewwww. What an awesome adventure you're on!

    1. It's good to know some are reading this. It encourages me to keep at it. Long day today, pretty tired. 6.5 hours......

    2. I just showed the girls a bunch of pictures and Eden said that Tree looked great for climbing!

  2. I can imagine that co-operative voltaren rubbing at night.... what adventurers you are!