20 August 2007
I Could Walk 500 Miles....
So the Proclaimers said in their song!
I just hope they spaced it over a month and had good walking shoes and a cagoule!
Yesterday, myself and about 20 colleagues from work, walked from Broughty Ferry to Arbroath, approximately 17 miles/28 kilometers. We were walking in aid of Altzeimers Scotland, a very worthy cause!
The day went really well, we only had light drizzle, it was bucketing down the day before! We walked along a cycle route, across a beach, scrambled up sand dunes and walked through fields. I will not tell you about our unexpected rush along a railway track, all because we couldn't cross some water! It was very dangerous and stupid! However we survived, with wet feet and sore legs!
Here are some photos from our day:
The motley crew setting off!
A nice spot of weaving!
The cycle paths were quite busy with people walking their dogs and cycling, but the beach was very quiet. This man, with his boat, was one of the only people we did see.
This sign freaked us out a little! We were walking along beside MOD land, the red flags were flying and we could hear the popping of guns. A bit too close for comfort! Guns firing to one side of our path and golf balls flying at the other! Streuth! I am glad the path was clearly marked, although it was a bit like a bog at times!
This sign was welcome, as it meant we only had a couple of hours walking to go!
We stumbled into Ida's fine house and collapsed in her living room! We inadvertently left 2 of our party trawling through the streets of Arbroath lost. Whoops!
We were warmly welcomed by Carol, who presented us with a glass of wine! She had been slaving away all afternoon in the kitchen for us. We had burgers and sausages
(veggie for some) barbequed, on rolls, pasta salad, mixed salad, cherry tomatoes, coleslaw and piece de resistence, roasted vegetables, yum!
Thanks to everyone who sponsored me!