Saturday, 4 July 2009

Been a bit lazy...

I'm feeling a little lazy...I was supposed to have a day off with John on Wednesday & then start walking again on Thursday as John had to travel back for work on Friday, but instead he managed to take Friday off also, so we've had extra time off together. I start walking again tomorrow (Sunday).

I think having a few days off has been a good thing for Patch as all she did for 2 days is sleep! I took her to the vet to get her feet checked, and came away with antibiotics as it looks like there may be something in her foot - it doesn't seem to be bothering her but I'll keep a close eye. I'm glad actually to be able to give her some time for her feet to recover. They are much tougher now so I'm hoping she will be trouble free for the rest of the walk. To be honest, I was rather glad to not have to walk with her in the recent heat.

I'm swapping my tent for the bivi bag and tarp. This doesn't really save me any weight, but it will be a nice change after a month of putting the same tent up and down.

Thanks to everyone for the comments by the way. I love reading them, even though I don't always have enough battery life to comment back!

7 comments:

Alan Sloman said...

The days off are crucial - they get you ready to be all enthusiastic and fresh again.

Glad to hear you are having a good time.
Stay well,
Alan

ramblerman45 said...

You appear to be doing fantastically well and I am glad that patch has had a chance to recharge the batteries. England nearly beckons which will be another mile stone on your walk. I look forward to your next update when ever it comes.

Best wishes and good health.

Lisa said...

Hi, Just seen that you are coming our way, I know that you have a long way to go but you and Patch are very well come to spend a night here on your way through, we are just off the A30 near St Agnes.
Good luck

Lisa

Jewellery By Shalini said...

You are doing really well Sophie. Keep it up! It's important to have some time off. Both of you do need to re-charge your batteries. Glad to hear Patch is doing so well.

Look forward to the next update :-)

Humphrey Weightman said...

Let us know when you're coming through The Borders! Mango and Gazza Terrier are dying to meet you, and if you're near Kirk Yetholm will come over for a scamper...

John Manning said...

Keep enjoying it! Agree with Alan about days off - I had plenty on the PCT and they made the whole thing much more approachable. More like a string of enjoyable walks that one long slog!

Hope the sun stays with you - very grey here in t'Dales.

peewiglet said...

Congrat's on doing so well! I don't know what your route is, but if you're anywhere near me (Southport) then you and Patch are more than welcome to stay to recharge your batteries :)