Leg 44 – Livingstone to Falkirk Wheel
Starting at Livingstone and Ending at Falkirk Wheel
The Days Journey
Leg 44 23.5 miles 150 feet
Avg 3 MPH
Start of the toughest week.
Early start got us the best time at 12 noon we have had, it was a wet start, it just makes it more difficult when you have to put your wet gear on as you start, but overall we can’t complain.
Joined the Union Canal after a mile or so, then saw the sign “Falkirk Wheel 22 miles”, for me, my arse dropped a bit, 22 mile hmmm that’s a long way, it was!
Ended up at Tesco just outside Falkirk for a coffee and a muffin, if you ever get the chance to drop in……..don’t, it was the most dismal place, the building was ok but good lord the people in the store either working or shopping looked, like they had won the lottery but lost the ticket, not one person smiled as we passed through Falkirk no body spoke. Or donated, we notice that when people don’t want to donate they look at the floor, that’s not a problem but at least say hello, we have come a long way, all we want is a smile, or Hi.
Sorry Falkirkians but sell up, relocate or run away it’s the only way.
As soon as we got to the boundary of Falkirk the sun shone and we met a lovely lady and guess what ……she is an end to ender. We walked for a mile or so swapping stories, fantastic, it just brightens your day when you realise you are not the only mad ones, it’s sort of a kindred bond that you have when you are so far on the journey.
Sarah is walking for Sarcoma UK, it’s personal to her.
Hopefully we will meet Sarah again if not good luck lass you are a brave soul xxx but lose some of that pack it was bigger than you!!
Track of the day it’s all down to my music taste again……. love this just love it.
Our Sponsor for Today
Happy Bank Holiday to everyone ...but whilst most of us are enjoying a day off it’s still a walking day for Steve and Alizon .:.Leg 44 Livingstone to Falkirk Wheel is kindly sponsored and supoorted by 3XD....Caroline Mercer from the company sent us this lovely message for Steve ... Just want to say, 💛💙💛💙💛💙💛💙 💙Mega challenge 💛 💛 Huge respect 💙 💙 Stay strong 💛 💛 Good luck 💙 💙 Safe journey 💛 💛💙💛💙💛💙💛💙 3XD is a specialist insurance provider offering a range of insurance products to consumers through financial intermediaries. We also carry out administration schemes for a number of UK companies. We work with leading insurers and selected partners to develop and distribute market-leading products, and combine market knowledge, the latest technology, and insurance and administration expertise to continually strive to offer the best possible products and services to our policyholders. These consumer-focused developments were recognised in 2015 when 3XD were granted the Customer Service Excellence® Award. This prestigious accolade is in acknowledgement of outstanding customer service delivery. For more information about 3XD and its award winning service, visit 3xd.co.uk Many, many thanks to them for their support it really does mean a lot....Steve has 16 legs after today left to walk and it's going to be tough up in the Scottish Highlands - the support and well wishes sent will mean all the more to help him complete ...xx
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