Hi. Today we started in Wrotham-pronounced Rootham-(where to keep up with last year’s walking theme, Jane Austen visited in 1800 and wrote bits of Pride and Prejudice).
The walk this morning was to Halling, a village by the River Medway. Much of it was through delightful woodland and in lovely sunshine.
Halling is about 4 miles from Rochester and there was once a grand Palace there for the Bishops. Not much left now though there is of the Church next door.
This afternoon was a bit less exciting including walking through a housing estate and a sewage farm! And we did get some a number of drenchings. The waterproofs held out (and cover the rucksack) even though the Cape is so bright I can be seen from space! In total, Strava reckoned we did well over 16 miles today and my feet feel like it!
When I walk these sort of distances I think of all those who have to trek long distances each day just to survive; who have less belongings in total than those on my back. Who have to march for miles through dangerous Bush to escape assailants. I too could have been born in Myanmar or Nigeria. I have so much to be thankful for and I hope I can make a difference to their lives. Please walk with them too.
Thanks for your support.