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Today marks a month since my return from Scotland after completing my LETJOG walk, and is the day on which my VirginMoneyGiving page is due to close. I have had an amazing donation today, from Fr Peter Fellows of St Andrew’s Church in Pencoys, near Redruth in Cornwall. Fr Peter holds a regular ‘First SundayContinue reading “The End”
As promised, and for those interested (and who have the Spotify App), I have compiled a Playlist of all those songs, in similar sequence, that I used for my daily Blog headings as I made my way down my twenty thousand roads. By and large the song choices represented are by the original artist (althoughContinue reading “LETJOG – The Official Playlist”
Following a few requests from those interested in the daily statistics of my LETJOG walk, I have prepared a summary spreadsheet: With apologies for the formatting errors – I have had to copy this as an image, as the spreadsheet would not transfer directly onto this website. The key facts are a total distance walkedContinue reading “LETJOG – The Statistics”
LETJOG – Day 58, plus 4: Sunday 18 July – INVERNESS to HOME! A late start today, and a fine breakfast, before Rachel and I checked out of the Ness Walk Hotel. We then walked along the River Ness, across the Ness Islands, and into the city to look around the centre and the castle.Continue reading “Going Home*”
LETJOG – Day 58, plus 3: Saturday 17 July – DORNOCH to INVERNESS (by Car!) Our day started with a lovely cooked breakfast at the Amalfi B&B, before saying our goodbyes to our super hosts Marelle and Edward. Then a short walk down to Dornoch beach, almost empty at this time of the morning, andContinue reading “Take Me Home, Country Roads”
LETJOG – Day 58, plus 2: Friday 16 July – WICK to DORNOCH (by Car!) After three nights, and following a somewhat lighter and more leisurely breakfast, Rachel and I left Wick, heading south and stopping at Helmsdale for a stroll around the harbour, Clynelish Distillery for the obvious, and Brora for an ice-cream atContinue reading “Time To Move On”
LETJOG – Day 58, plus 1: Thursday 15 July – WICK I have been asked by the charities for some reflection on my LETJOG adventure. I will admit to a sense of achievement, but looking back now I feel, at least to some extent, that the whole trip has passed me by in a bitContinue reading “Perfect Day”
LETJOG – Day 58: Wednesday 13 July – WICK to JOHN O’GROATS (22 miles) My final day of walking on my LETJOG challenge! After a fine breakfast with Rachel at the Mackays Hotel I set off out of Wick on the road northwards, past the airport, towards John O’Groats. My route today covered some hardContinue reading “Never Give Up On A Dream”
LETJOG – Day 57: Tuesday 13 July – DUNBEATH to WICK (21 miles) What a lovely start to the day! I was greeted with an ever-changing, and almost inconceivable, mix of early morning sunshine, mist and blue skies, before a very fine cooked breakfast and the super company of Rhona, my host at Inver ParkContinue reading “Right Down The Line”
LETJOG – Day 56: Monday 12 July – HELMSDALE to DUNBEATH (16 miles) The word ‘antepenultimate’ doesn’t get nearly enough use, but today it has its moment. If all goes to plan, then after today I will have but two more days to go on my LETJOG challenge before I arrive in John O’Groats! TheContinue reading “Other Side Of The World”
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