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06 August 2017 @ 08:02 pm
Hadrian's Wall, Day 5  

24 miles. My feet ache terribly however, thanks to the advice of the wonderful [personal profile] fififolle and a small souvenir shop in the Northumberland National Park, they are at least encased in Compseed Plasters. B. was initially deeply sceptical about these, but since one has remained glued to the ball of my foot all day today, he has come around.

No wall to be seen, though there were occasional earthworks, but once we had crossed the M6 and reached Carlisle (which B. keeps referring to as Cardiff), the walk was mostly dominated by the Solway Firth, including the little faux Roman hut at the end of the walk in which you could get the final stamp in your "passport".

This entry was originally posted at http://purplecat.dreamwidth.org/459551.html.
fififolle: Primeval - Ryan centuriofififolle on August 6th, 2017 09:52 pm (UTC)
Aw, well done!!
Lol, I remember being dubious about Compeed as well, but they have been on every school kit list for at least eight years and although the kids have never touched therm I have raided them a few times and they are better than a plaster but then for the price they should be!!
Enjoy the rest of your trip.
louisedennislouisedennis on August 7th, 2017 05:05 pm (UTC)
B. has now removed a couple of them and redressed one blister, but since I've got no walking to do (bliss!) for the next couple of days they are probably no longer necessary.
liadtbunny: Mediaeval armyliadtbunny on August 7th, 2017 03:36 pm (UTC)
Well done and for getting stamps in a 'passport'!

louisedennislouisedennis on August 8th, 2017 09:36 am (UTC)
The stamps were very motivating. I should really photograph and then blog the passport!!
liadtbunny: Bulman Yay :Dliadtbunny on August 8th, 2017 03:18 pm (UTC)
They'd motivate me, ooh must have shiny (or stampy) things! Show off the shiny;)