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