I’ve done about 259 miles in 23 days of hiking, plus 3 days off. Here are some maps to show how far I’ve gotten, and the route I’m hoping to take to Rome. I’m near Kington now.
These last few days I’ve found my rhythm in writing my book on Saint Kevin. I’ve had so many experiences on this walk that I’m incorporating into the book in one way or another.
What I’m doing now is writing whenever I can and then when I need some inspiration, I hike some more. I’ll stop wherever looks good and write. In the mornings, I’ll write for 2 or 3 hours, and get a late start.
And I feel that August 31 deadline creeping up!
My highlight today was jumping in the river Ugg for a swim. You heard it, that’s right, the river Ugg! It was delightfully cool.
I also found some more edible mushrooms, this time ones called Shaggy Inkcaps. They were delicious together with some lemon and coriander couscous.
In fact, I’m thinking of writing my own cookbook to accompany my Saint Kevin book. Tonight I fried up my own tortilla chips and had what I call “poor man’s Thai”, a combination of sweet and sour noodles with some Indian snack mix. Magnifique!
I’m still probably two weeks out from France, but I’m trying to brush up on my French and get my French maps and route in order. After a month of the British Isles, I’m sure France will be different. I’m looking forward to the differences, especially the food!
Many blessings on you and yours!