So it was not quite on the scale of David Walliams’ epic swim down the Thames. But still. There was water involved and bare legs on display and as we reached a field of rather large bulls you had to question whether agreeing to do this was such a good idea.
Of course it was and we loved every minute of it. And it proved to be no leisurely coastal walk in aid of WaterAid. There were steep hills, stiles and a lot of cow pat dodging involved. Each member of our little breakaway team fell more than once, but the children have asked me not to name names here so I’m saying nothing and no images were taken at their request also.
One eight-year-old girl with very little legs and a toy monkey will also tell you five miles is a very long way, but the views were fantastic and we’d do it again tomorrow. It was also, of course, in aid of a very good cause. Thanks to everyone who has visited our Just Giving page, it’s open for another few months so there’s still time to add to our total.
Special thanks must go to The Premier Inn who put us up on the night of the walk, to the staff of the local restaurant for their patience and tolerance of a large group of over-excited children and their parents, and to my fellow walkers Sian, Liz, Eva, Claire and their children– all lovely people, all now very good friends, and, I suspect, all feeling more than a little tired this morning.
We had a fabulous weekend. I’d encourage everyone to sign up for next year’s event. It’s a great event to be part of, there’s no raw sewage involved and you don’t have to get out your swimming costume. I’ll be inviting David to join us in 2012.