Monday 6 April 2015 (Easter Monday)
Tower Bridge to Barking
15 miles walked
tube ride to stay with Val Kiley
Here I am at Tower Bridge at 1020 this morning filled with trepidation about what lies ahead. Why am I doing this?
What a glorious day for a walk. The sun was hot, the sky blue and I got my legs out and needed sun cream. The first few miles were great and people kept smiling at me, then I worked out why – it’s the end of a long weekend and I was walking the last bit of the Thames path carrying a big rucksack. If only they knew, then the smiles would have been more pitying.
First swimming stop found at Shadwell but I didn’t stop for a dip. The slide looked inviting but the fish were enormous! 15 miles later and I made it to Barking train station. I got lots of funny looks hobbling through the town centre; I think it was the walking poles. Too many parts of my body hurt to list them all. Easier to list the bits that feel fine:
I think tomorrow might be a challenge. Thanks for all the lovely messages.