Day 5

A long day today, 34.5 km walked in 9.5 hours from SHAP to Kirkby Steven. Met Drew & Linda from Nova Scotia, Canada. Rescued them off Mardale Fell, after becoming lost. Also our Dutch friend Peter was reported to be in Keswick hospital with a dislocated shoulder after falling in Easdale Gill. He was carrying a huge rucksack & generally walking on his own which is never to be recommended. Not much practise in walking in mountains in Holland. Weather mostly dry, but damp & grey skies with low cloud. Feet even more sore & costing us a small fortune on blister plasters. Good Black Sheep draught bitter in Kirkby Stephen. Sleeping in a chapel tonight (Youth Hostel). Easy day tomorrow just 12 miles to Keld. Minor disaster, Wainwright Chippie closed.!!

Forever Eastward. Thanks for your prayers. Paul, Steve & Dave

3 thoughts on “Day 5

  1. Mark Hargreaves

    Well done. Sounds like an eventful day. Enjoy the Black Sheep beer!

    Hope you manage to get some tea tomorrow!

    Mark & Louise

  2. Sue Cooper

    I’ll put some prayer in on the blisters. Meanwhile, I’m sure those varied and wonderful beers are helping!

  3. Brendan Hargreaves

    well done to ALL the team, you are now half way as u reach Keld as my dad has inforned me. Hope the next half goes just aswell, glad you got your socks sorted dad otherwise i would of had them in the van for a few days if we had met up. All the best for the next half, once again well done and a great cause to raise money for.

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