Posted by: onemanonedrum | July 10, 2007


Sleeping on concrete slabs is not good for you, especially when your tent is not secured to anything and the only thing holding it down is your own weight and the weight of a drum!

The sound of the waves gently crashing onto the shore is great to put you to sleep but being woken by a sudden gust of wind trying to move your tent to a different location doesnt half freak you out!

WEATHER UPDATE: Blustery winds with drizzle! So I waterproof up!

I nip into the Post Office to thank Gale for her help and to check my postal account! No Joy! It hasnt worked and the only place to fix it is in wick!

I have 2 choices:

* Travel to wick and sort it out, wasting a day and the weather!

* Plow on and get the bus back to wick in the morning!

I pick door number 2, I’ll sort it out tomorrow!

I pass Nottingham (they have one up here) and a red van pulls up beside me with two guys in it! They are the support team from the lincolnshire fire and rescue LEJOG cycle team! Who they explain I will meet coming at me! And less than an hour later two HiVis yellow jerseys scoot pass me followed by the red van!

I stop in Lathornwheel to call the BBC Radio Leicester studio to do an interview for Rupals show, I update her on the weather and the size and shape of my newly formed blisters! After the drenching on the first day my feet have soften too much so I am now getting massive blisters!

Dunbeath is calling me and my spirits are lifted as a women thrusts a bag of toffes into my hand out of a parked car (John & Lydia)

In a lot of pain I arrive at the Inver campsite just outside Dunbeath! I pitch my tent and crash!


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