Wednesday, 18 June 2014

The Double Challenge - #walk2westminster - Day 5

Day 5 stats - 21.5 miles, 7hrs 15mins walking, 47241 steps, 2822 calories. 

Now Day 5 must mean its Wednesday right? I must admit we are losing track of the days and any semblance of normal life actually. All the usual routines have been left behind. We eat when we feel like it, rest when we really need to, in bed and up early ready for the road ahead.

On the phone - still working on the campaign while on the road!

Today was a fairly uneventful day actually. Our basic aim was to walk from Honiton to Crewkerne – about 22 miles, and if we felt able maybe a bit further. In the end we made it to Crewkerne but with another hot day taking its toll, decided to stop here.

Walking through Honiton we spotted another Children’s Hospice SW shop and paid a quick visit. We then set off through the beautiful back lanes of East Devon towards Chard and Somerset. We were once again treated to stunning scenery, picturesque villages and rolling farm fields.

Children's Hospice SW shop in Honiton

Once again Phil Bunt was walking with us and Jill driving the support truck. It has been great having them with us for two days and we will miss them from now on.

Phil Bunt and I setting the pace

Today we passed an important milestone on our walk as we clocked up 100 miles. It feels good to look back at how far we have come and still feeling fit and strong. Tomorrow we will pass another important mark as we are now only 18 miles from being half way to Westminster.

Reaching our hundredth mile

We had another nice surprise today as our good friend and supporter Clive Norris, from Fowey, paid us a visit. He was passing by the area and so called us to find out where we are and came and found us on the road. Once again it was great to see a familiar face and know that so many people are behind us.

Our friend Clive Norris, who made a surprise visit to us on the road

We are now in Somerset so can chalk off our third county. Tomorrow we are aiming for Shaftsbury which is in Dorset so will enter county number 4.

We have once again been touched by all the messages of support we keep getting. As well as our friends, family and supporters back home in Cornwall we have been getting messages from MPs in Westminster and people all over the country, and indeed from other countries. I know I keep saying it but the truth is it means so much to us and really does keep us going through the tough times. So please keep them coming and most importantly donate your money (I know I’m sounding like Bob Geldolf now). But this in the end is what it is all about. We are up to £3700 and it would be great to hit £4000 by the end of this week. Here is the link: