Total so far: 807.6 miles
Percentage Completed: 48.4%
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I am writing this gone 8:00pm at Ian's Picnic table at the campsite at Byrness. We have seen off Green King IPA export, Arran Gold, and another (sorry cannot remember) brought over by Mr Shiel. He then set a repast of cold meats, pies, salads and breads, all to be washed down with Ardbeg.
Today I have been walking with Doug, Mike, Croydon and Morpeth, and the walking has been good, over wild empty spaces and into the forest, that was cleared recently so all afternoon we had excellent views of tomorrow's walk over the Cheviots.
(Flowering Lichen -Growing on a stone wall after a vicious little ascent ( I was leaning against the wall to get my breath back!)
It seems to be warming up as the Ardbeg is flowing (in Edinburgh Crystal glasses, I'll have you know!) and just the two coats are fine. This is a wonderful eclectic little band, who rub along with one common love, the Great Outdoors. All will be on this year's Challenge in a few week's time - and barring disasters, all will be at Montrose at the finish, despite a huge list of ailments borne between them all. It's a mental thing, and this lot have the right qualifications!