14 Jul Day 74 – When the Going Gets Tough
I set off this morning hoping to drop in altitude down the desert… I couldn’t be more wrong
When I left in the RV this morning, the sun was up and it looked to be a good day. I spent about 4 miles on a completely open road as they were doing road works on the northern road that I was walking on so I had two lanes to myself. The hills undulated but with this much space to walk and think I didn’t mind. All the workmen were great, all tipping their hard hats to me. It felt like I was in some sort of Oliver Twist movie.
The Drop Off
Helen came walking with me on leg three. It was great we headed off into the wilderness on a rocky path for 2.7 miles. The views were pretty astounding. We headed down this very rocky road whilst the RV headed round on the highway. When we got to the end of our Adventure we were greeted by a barbed wire fence Helen looked like some form of sea life being born whilst i looked like a old man trying to do the limbo all wrong! Between the two of us we did not do the image of athletes well at all.
On leg four Shaun left after 6 miles. We saw our first cactus and they look more ridiculous than you think they would. The fake ones in the movies look more realistic that the real ones. Anyway I was on my own after this and it looked nice…yet within a mile it started climbing…and climbing… and climbing. For the next 4 miles I would be walking up hill. When I finally got to the RV I was raging. I got straight in the shower then ate, now I am blogging and I can’t wait to get to bed!