2 friends and the coast to coast walk

A long-overdue update! by gleavem
July 25, 2008, 11:36 am
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Woa we have been slack on the posting front recently! Thanks to everyone who has been visiting us nonetheless; apologies there wasn’t any thing new for a while.

So, what have we been up to?… well since that ill-fated Chilham walk, we visited Brighton and did a nice circular incorporating Chanctonbury and Cissbury hills; good views, great weather and I do believe we didn’t get lost once!!  On the down side, 3 out of 4 of us were ill for the next few days; not sure if it was food poisoning or a bug, but more walking was off the menu for a while.

We also visited the big Cotswolds near Maidstone and got Sid some waterproof trousers; we must have everything we need by now!?!

Then last weekend it was off to Latitude festival in Suffolk! We had a fab weekend chilling, listening to great music (mostly) sampling interesting foods (including curried goat) and generally lying around.  We did a fair amount of walking, but it was of the meandering kind rather than hiking!

Chilling out at the Sunrise Glorious sun
Sigur Ros 3 The camping complex

Its a busy time of year for us, with a wedding this weekend and then the Big Chill festival next week. Obviously there’s not much time to fit walks in, but we’re keeping our fitness up with near-daily trips to the gym and will look for a chance to break out those boots again soon, after all, it’s less than a month to go!!!! yeah!


Chilham to Wye by theshed
July 6, 2008, 4:58 pm
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Michelle and I walked from Chilham to Wye on 6th July 2008.  The plan was to walk back again but the weather turned out a bit rubbish.  Click on the video to play it or follow this link to go over to blip.tv where the video is hosted..  Hope you enjoy it.  And any recommendations for how-to-navigate book would be welcome!

Walk for tomorrow – Chilham to Wye to Chilham by theshed
July 5, 2008, 9:29 pm
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We’ve just got back from watching Hancock (a very pleasant film) and we’ve planned our walk for tomorrow.  15 miles in a lovely part of Kent hopefully with a pub in the middle in Wye and one at the end in Chilham.

I’m planning on taking a bit of video with my phone as I want to try and post to the tinterweb without using the laptop as that’s what I’m hoping to do on a daily basis on our coast to coast.

Wish me luck.


This week’s walks by gleavem
July 4, 2008, 11:15 am
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This week we have mostly been … walking to work.  On Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday this week we walked both to and from work.  It’s about 6 miles we think (Ramsgate to Sandwich) making 12 miles a day.  Turns out that 12 miles of walking plus a full day’s work is quite tiring!  Its a pretty easy walk, so no complaints except my slightly sore little toes 😦    but it does get a bit repetitive by the third day.  On the plus side we do get to see and hear lots of wildlife, including hundreds of snails, particularly on Wednesday when it was drizzling…they were all over the path and we had to concentrate hard not to cause a snail massacre with our big boots!

We’ll also be venturing off for a walk at the weekend; planning something in Kent probably around the Wye area, incorporating some of the North Downs Way.  We’re also hoping to pop to Maidstone so we can go to the big Cotswolds store for a spot of shopping!