Here's a quote from my notes: "It was a long walk today - 23km and we were tired, hurting and really struggling to put one foot in front of the other. The road seemed never ending."
We met up with a fellow with a dog going in the opposite direction who asked us "are you ready for the long road?" He wasn't kidding! A lot of it was on the paved road which was hard on the feet and the River Eden and Scotland were on our right most of the journey. The fellow with the dog also asked us to tell the woman at the Kings Arm pub that he found his other "good" shoe and that she would know what he meant. Annie remembered to let her know :) when we were there for dinner.
Now...on to the pictures for today's
Swans in the River Eden...
And a heron...
It's a cow!
I think I look a bit scary in this photo - like I'm holding a knife or something!
There, that's better, looks like Annie's doing some ballet move :)
But we did find a cornfield - the first I've seen here in Merry Olde...
What a fabulous spot for a snack! A bench built all the way around the tree!
Any hobbits at home?
Only 7.5 miles to go!!!
There's Scotland across the River Eden - the tide was out so we could have walked over.
Just because I love this sign! Wouldn't you love to be able to say you're from Whitrigglees?
A short but welcome respite from the sun and paved roads. It was the warmest day of our hike no doubt because we were so close to sea level instead of up in the hills.
Back on the road again...
Where's the parade? It's a pretty quiet place!
Nope... (but isn't she a picture!)
Ahhhhhhh...this is what I was looking for!!
While at the pub we got a Hadrian's Wall pin and certificate showing that we had walked all of Hadrian's Wall trail - woot woot!!
We went back to the pub for dinner after a good soak and I had vegetarian lasagna (with the inevitable chips), another pint of course and a double scotch because I deserved it!! :)
Then walking back we noticed the "super moon" - first time we'd really seen the moon all week!