Tuesday, 18 August 2009

And I have walked 200 miles!

Hi again everyone,

Well......I'm still here, moving forward really well now & loving the experience even more. I might even just make it...!!!! You just don't tire of this fabulous coastline. I'm definitely getting much fitter now, losing some tonnage too!

I've had lots of great company over the last few days. Jen Julian and her mum Celia, met me for the Padstow to Mawgan Porth leg on Fri. It was 18 miles in total but the time just flew by - they were so good to walk & talk with, really enjoyed it. On Saturday met up with Jane & Jon Cook & their boys Jacob & Lucas. I had a relatively short hop from Mawgan Porth to Porth that day so was able to spend some time with them on the beach at Watergate - great to see them - had a really good time. Spent Sat night with Neil Osbornes parents (Gerry & Margaret) & his brother Russel at Porth just outside Newquay. They were fabulous. They thoroughly spoilt me & I really enjoyed the stay.

On Sunday I walked to Perranporth. Made really good time. Met Celia again to walk some more at the start of the huge beach at Perranporth. When you come down the cliff to meet the beach it's a great view. Walking on the beach was such a great end to the leg - what coastline walking is about. Stayed at Celia's cottage on Sunday night and was spoilt with some gorgeous roast lamb. Had a fab evening.

Broke the 200 mile mark on Sunday too! Mon was Perranporth to Portreath. This is a particularly nice stretch of the coastline. There is an airfield on the clifftops a little way along this stretch. You can learn to fly here. You take off over the cliff edge & fly straight out to sea. Must be a bit of a sphincter tightener when you're just learning!! At Chapel Porth on Jens' recommendation, had the legendary 'hedgehog' ice-cream. Check this out; a cone filled with Cornish vanilla ice-cream covered in a thick layer of clotted cream heavily sprinkled with roasted hazelnuts - a coronary in a cone. Got to say it was great!

Well..... I'd better hit the sack. On my way to Hayle tomorrow. Thanks again for all the support & encouragement - means a lot. Love all the funny texts & e-mails aswell-I've laughed loads.

Take care & have a good day


Remember: George is walking all this way in the hope of raising £10,000 for the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic and is still a long way off his target! Why not make the whole challenge even more worthwhile by sponsoring him for his efforts?! Please visit www.justgiving.com/georgerix to sponsor him quickly and easily online. If you've got any questions regarding sponsoring George, please email rgrail@aecc.ac.uk. Thank you!

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