Sunday, 22 April 2012

Saturday 21 April: Ten Hours Of 63495 Steps With My Little Tent

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A new companion for my journey
A 10kg pack.....
My little tent
A sleeping bag
Change of clothes, twice
Change of shoes
One and a half litres of water
One flask of tea
One sandwich
Two bananas
Three biscuit bars
Two oranges
An apple
Five blister plasters
A birthday present
Two birthday cards
A camera
A dictaphone
A torch
A warm hat
A map.....

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My place
A patchwork of green
Iridescent in the glow of the sun

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A quick look at the map
Banana and biscuit
A long hill to climb

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The smell of wood smoke
The shelter of trees
Bluebells, beautiful, purple in the shine

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Rest, briefly
Spelt bread, peanut butter and watercress sandwiches
A flask of warm tea.....

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A quick chat with a cow.....
Tiredness does funny things to the mind!
Another long hill
Hot legs

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Somewhere to be
A realisation.....
Time is running out
Its time to pick up the pace, again

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About fucking time!
Still seven miles (?) to go
A long haired loon
Like a soldier, I yomp

63495 Steps
Destination reached
Body and mind buzzing
Sweat dripping
A heavy pack, no longer heavy
The pain, no longer painful
Big hugs
Lots of smiles
A shower
A beer
More beer
The sense of achievement bed for the night!

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