Day 1 – Carlisle to Birdoswald
This was a very hectic 20 mile walk over all kinds of terrain and beautiful countryside. We started out at 11am and only got to the YHA by 9 in the evening! Our feet were killing us, our backs in spasm from carrying rucksacks. We’d had very little food that day and ran out of water so we were absolutely exhausted! I limped around the kitchen preparing packet pasta sauce for supper before we shovelled it down and went to bed.
I had to lift my legs into the bed because I couldnt move them. We were in so much pain.
There were many moments during the day when I looked back on my 10 hour bus ride in airconditioned luxury, and wished I was in it instead of walking.
The Cumbria County Show – place of countrified horsy people and yummy butter fudge.
Quiddity bundubashing through the jungle
Taking a break
At this point I’m hoping, “Boy, this is probably as hard as it gets!” HAHAHAHAHAAAA!
A future pagan fertility ritual site
Around 9pm and approaching Birdoswald YHA, situated in the remains of a Roman fort
I am loving this! and am so glad no one bled or pooed excessively in this chapter ~;P
Cool pics, sounds great!