The whole point of large challenges is learning. This morning, seeing the wet and windy weather I should have made a decision.
The decision should have been to delay by a day, as tomorrow promises far nicer weather, and would have givent the trails time to dry a little.
The second decision was to do as I said I would do from te start….. If the weather is wet, wear my sandals! I didn’t for the first unknown number of miles, and since I started with wet feet, the impact is obvious. Luckily two things where done as part of the planning.
First I decided on a schedule that was managable and gave me additional days should I need to use them. The second is carrying a pair of my sandals. I guess there will be lots of criticism for my decision to get the sandals on in the wet, but there is that time limit I’m having to stick to.
Now I have to make a decision on the route I take to Gwithian and whether I’ll cut the day short. I need to make sure I can get tent dried off before bedding down and that I have enough time to rest and make sure I can start to recoup the 2/3 hours I lost today due to the weather.
Currently, I’m sat in Zeanor having a tea (laced with Tailwind) in the company of a pleasant gentleman named Jeremy. He joined me part way to Zeanor and has been kind enough to show me the way and buy me a tea.
Enjoy your Sunday’s.