Friday, 29 August 2008

Friday 29th August: Ravenglass to Muncaster Fell

An uneventful train journey from Oxfordshire to Ravenglass. Only one connection missed but no great problem. A pot of tea consumed at the cafe on the Ravenglass/Eskdale station. We filled water bottles and started our two week epic hike to Lindisfarne.

The weather is set fair at least for the next day or so. Thunder storms are a possibility on Sunday. It's a calm evening now, very mild. The wild pitch somewhere on Muncaster Fell is on a raised grassy area with boggy bits all around. A meal has been consumed, a cup of real coffee drunk: all is well with the world.

The JVC Pocketmail I'm typing this on was a steal on Ebay for 99p [plus P&P]. It arrived yesterday. It worked using the home phone but I can't get it to connect with the Pocketmail number using a mobile. Will have to find a payphone.


Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Coast to Coast

Am off on 29 August to walk from Ravenglass to Lindisfarne. Part of the aim is to decide which gear is going to take me from Lands End to John o'Groats next year but it should be a good fortnight away. Here is the schedule:
route-scheduleand here's a map of the route

The route is from a book by John Gillham.
Have got to get busy cooking the food I want and dehydrating it. I'll send a resupply parcel to somewhere near the half way point.

I hope to blog each day, 'phone signal permitting. My gear for this will be a Palm Tungsten E2 and a Sony Ericcson T610 (which I hope to have shortly from Ebay). I think the Palm has now been discontinued and, although the Palm web site gives a list of compatible Bluetooth 'phones, they are all obsolete models. Still, if I can pick the 'phone up cheaply then it's worth trying.