Yesterday was Sally‘s big day of walking the Daffodil Dawdle, a marathon size walk that has to be done in 10 hours or less. Her concern wasn’t the walking but the test it presented in her map reading prowess. Fortunately at the 11th hour David emailed her a gpx file which we easily managed to load into her Viewranger app.
Since she was walking with her Twitter friend Gina I decided to stay at home. However, I couldn’t let her zoom 50,000 steps ahead of me in the Fitbit leader board soi decided to walk from Cambridge to meet her. With the combination of Latitude and the aforesaid GPX file I was able to ‘bump’ into them when they were 2/3rds of the way around. As you can see conditions were less than summery.
The conditions were pretty gruesome all round , the most hated part for me was the ice sticking to the heal of my boots meaning I had to keep stopping to hack it off 🙁 plus the paths were a quagmire in many places.
Overall I did 51,000 steps (However Sally still did 7,000 more steps than me). No daffodils, in flower, could be found, just a few shoots.
Overall an excellent day out. Especially the warming soup & cake at the end thanks to our new found friend Jayne and the LDWA.
All my photos of the day can be found on that rubbish service called Google+ try looking here, Good Luck!
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It was great to meet you at last. Really enjoyed the walk despite the difficult conditions. And Sally did herself proud with the route finding. She need never worry about that again! Would it be OK for me to use some of your photos on FB so people can see just what it was like. I will credit you of course. Let me know! See you again soon hopefully.
It was a great walk and the it was easy to follow the walk instructions far easier that following a map and what a surprise bumping into you especially as I had just told Gina you would be off running a marathon somewhere rather than let me get more steps in …… 🙂 🙂