Wednesday, 31 July 2013
Tuesday, 30 July 2013
Monday, 29 July 2013
Saturday, 27 July 2013
On the plus side we got free cakes from the butcher in East Keswick.
The very annoying sign just as we were about to cross the main road and walk down to the river.
Each of these trees was planted in 1920 to commemorate someone killed in the Great War. There is also a small memorial with two seats in the shade. I now judge every village on whether I can buy cold drinks and sit in the shade. East Keswick scores very high as it has several benches and the butcher gave us free food.
Friday, 26 July 2013
Thursday, 25 July 2013
Wednesday, 24 July 2013
Tuesday, 23 July 2013
Monday, 22 July 2013
Today I reached Sheffield. Since Thursday I have been coming home each night on the train or bus and spending the night at home. The next morning I have been setting out to where I got to the day before. The route has been:- Lichfield Burton On Trent Derby Chesterfield Sheffield Fot the next week I will also be coming home each evening until I get north or Leeds at which point I am back to camping and staying in the odd Travelodge. Here are a selection of images of the journey since Lichfield. Much of it was accompanied by Isaac, and some of it by other children.
Thursday, 18 July 2013
Wednesday, 17 July 2013
Monday, 15 July 2013
Today I managed to walk to Bromsgrove but my left foot hurts with every step. I thought a few days off might fix it but it is exactly the same. The only solution I can think of is to walk a long way on it and hope it gets better.
Today was another day mostly on canals. Much of this trip is along waterways as they are flat, and I am old.
Thursday, 11 July 2013
Managed to walk to Worcester, mostly along the Severn Way, but with a few diversions. On the plus side this meant that there were plenty of tea shops in villages. However, my left foot is both rotten, and also sprained, so I am having a few days off now that I am a few days ahead. My next day will be Worcester to Bromsgrove, and a week later I will be in Sheffield.