Having finished our last walk with a two mile stretch of road, we started this one with a similar stretch. It wasn’t particularly interesting; it wasn’t particularly pleasant. We were pleased to get off the roads and onto some footpaths, even when Mother Nature gave us something of an obstacle to overcome.
Overcome? Wade through, more like! The recent rains had formed a puddle which spanned the entire footpath and encroached onto the fields either side of it – fields which could only be accessed unlawfully by climbing a barbed wire fence and ploughing through hawthorn bushes.
“It’s no use,” I told the others, “You’re just going to have to wade through it!”. Ben, being a boy, was quite up for it. At least, that is, until the water spilled over the lip of his walking boots!
Yep, we all got a bootfull on this walk! Some took it in better spirits than others, but soon enough the water warmed up as it sloshed around inside our boots and gave us that warm comfortable feeling that only a boot full of water can bring!
Points on this part of the walk (copy and paste the co-ordinates into Google Earth):
- Car Park and Walk’s Start: N 50° 48.705 W 000° 58.585
- Puddle: N 50° 47.405 W 000° 58.250
Walk #63 Statistics (of which this post forms the first part):
- Date of Walk: 29 December 2013
- Walk #63 total distance covered: 9.60 miles
- Coast of Britain Walk Total Distance Covered: 526.74 miles
- CLICK HERE FOR LINK TO INTERACTIVE MAP!!!
I know the feeling!
Urrgggh, I hate the sensation of water sloshing around inside my boots!
Ruth, I have to say there are certain things about it I enjoy!