Leg 10 – 13th July

Starting at Hoops and Ending at Brightlycott Farm

The Days Journey

Leg 10 …….18 miles 2700 feet
Old friends new acquaintances and people we have never met before.
Today had us leaving the coast path it had become an old friend that has been with us for the last 140 miles or so, if you ever get the chance to walk on this path, then take it, I doubt you will get finer views or places to stay, just wonderful. But underestimate it at your peril.

We then had a short hop and met a new friend the Tarka Trail, it did not last long as we came off at Bideford then road for us to Barnstaple our next target is the Exmore Park another first. As I planned this walk, I tried to get the first two weeks to get fitter and so long days one after another, so I should have no surprises … but next week sees the start of 6 day week that will be tough.

Now the last bit ;people we have never met. A dear friend lost her father today, I never had the pleasure of meeting him but I know his daughter well, he must have been a fine bloke as the job he has done along with his wife bringing his daughter up has been first class.
He can be sat up there looking down very proud, a lot like, many other people along this route, they just pull up wish good luck, or drop some money into the tin, the world is full of good people let’s not forget that.

I will raise a glass to friends not met tonight but not many as…..
Garry had put that I am grumpy in a morning, not the case just very very focused, this is a once in a life time opportunity, and I want us up, out and at it….
Onwards and well away from Lands End!
Track of the day

Our Sponsor for Today

Leg 10 – 13th July

Todays Leg is sponsored by Cast Properties owned by Candice and Steve Heys who have already sponsored a Leg via their PhysioRoom company, - very kind and so very much appreciated - thank you.

Todays Leg is Dedicated to:

Esme Wright

My name is Esme Ives and I am 10months old. I was diagnosed with c.f. when I was 14days old, my parents had no idea they were carriers. My c.f. includes pancreatic insufficiency so I have creon with all fatty foods along with daily anti biotics, vitamins and physio.

So far I have been fairly healthy and have only been admitted once at 8weeks old for 4 days. I have also had 3 1 day visits but managed to escape with more medication as my parents could manage at home.

I have an older sister who is nearly 3 and she likes to try and help with my medication. I love learning from her and watching her play.

My Mummy and Auntie Lou Lou are taking part in the virtual walk to support Steve (Sisters for Cystic Fibrosis) and my family are arranging a CF fundraising day in July as well.

I like swimming, eating (lots), bouncing and am a Daddy’s Little Girl.

I hope the money raised really helps The Cystic Fibrosis Trust so I can lead a healthy life and myself and my family continue to be supported by them.

Good luck Steve and team

Thanks so much to Esme’s mum and Auntie for joining in The Virtual Challenge to support Steve’s LEJOG ….if you can’t join us on Leg 31 it’s the perfect way to get involved visit https://www.cysticfibrosis.org.uk/…/e…/great-strides-virtual for more details (and please send us your photos!)

Beer of the Day

Forge Brewery – nice F.riday night pint

spare beer 2