Wednesday, 9 May 2007

Thank you!

A note about everyone who's sponsored me so far.

Thank you very much. I'm amazed by how many people have given. I suppose the size of the challenge, the worthiness of the cause, and the large number of random online acquaintances I have, have all contributed. Of course this just adds to the pressure for me to complete it.

I booked my first night's stay, in Perranporth, which is near Newquay on the north Cornwall coast. It's about 40 miles from Land's End, which I should be able to do in half a day, and is in an old coastguard hut overlooking a 3 mile stretch of sandy beach from high on a cliff. It looks great. I'll see if I can find a pic. Here we go:

The next youth hostel from there may be Northcombe, in Exmoor, but I need to check the route to see how far that is and whether it's doable in a day, considering how hilly it is down there. I may need to have back-up plans if I find the going's tough.

More maps to come tomorrow.


Anonymous said...

You're welcome!

Strongly recommend clothes made of supplex nylon for drying overnight and sooner.

And ffs get a helmet or I'm taking my money back.

Anonymous said...

helmets are very handy if you're in the middle of a bunch doing 40 mph, or want to bash overhanging branches out of the way with your head, but hardly relevant to the task in hand

Tomato said...

and who sez he won't encounter a bunch of loonbags doing 40mph or overhanging branches or both or some other maniac in a giant lorry taking aim at an easy target.

Helmets are good.