Wednesday, 11 April 2007

DAY 42: Hebden Bridge to Ponden

Today: 12.5 miles
Total so far: 629.0 miles
Percentage Completed: 37.7%


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There are some days when you don't have much of a say in it. Today was such a day. The company was terrible: My brother with the hair accompanied me for the day so I distinguished myself with some crap map reading in Hebden Bridge to find our way back to the Pennine Way. We found it eventually.

(Brother Dave (with the hair) being Heathcliffe at Top Withins)

We then found an excellent emporium selling everything a Pennine Rambler could wish for - so four cans were purchased along with comestibles for the day.The weather was perfect and then we found a pub. Three pints of Black Sheep sorted most things out and we got to discussing old girlfriends. I will leave it there, as Debbie and Lynnie read this blog.

We spent another lazy hour leaning against a wire fence overlooking the reservoirs, polishing off some cans. The ground was earthy and soft and bent beneath our feet and recovered as we passed over it. We were soon at Top Withins discussing Chick Lit with an American couple from St Louis.

Brother Dave left me as Waggy whisked me away to Mike's for a washing machine, shower and dinner.

A perfick day.


  1. This blog ius going downhill!

    More quality we demand!

    A LEJOG pub guide is one thing Sloman. But leaning against a fence, drinking cans! Standards Alan, standards :-)

  2. Connie (Riot grrls 4 Dubya)Wednesday, April 11, 2007 11:12:00 pm

    Old grrrlfiends ? In yr dreams, critter. You wish. We're rootin for ya!!


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