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April 12, 2020

 

Our “virtual” walk from Land’s End reached John O’Groats mid-way through Friday. Users of WhatsApp have been submitting their daily exercise miles and these have been added together at the end of each day. The miles submitted have included:

  •        Daily Walks

  •        Runs

  •        Dog walking

  •        Delivering Community Newspapers (exercise plus community service)

  •        Garden and indoor walks, submitted by members who are “shielded” for whatever reason.

Those of us who have submitted our miles are extremely grateful to Linda Osborn and her husband, Rob. They have planned the route, collected and aggregated our miles and taken us, each night, to settlements where we could find “virtual” over-night accommodation. Unfortunately one of the places we reached that, on paper, looked very accommodating gave us a nasty shock; it had had a major fire in the recent past and was therefore closed for refurbishment. 

Either by brilliant planning or pure luck, we reached our final destination on the day of Rob’s 70th Birthday. Two bottles of Champagne in the Osborn house that night!

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