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messages posted over the journey
Day 26, Saturday 27th
Hi Pete, Simon and Gertie,
My welsh computer wouldn't work in Norfolk so I have only just made contact
with your web page. To think it has taken me as long to get reconnected
electronically as it has taken you three to walk to London.
Well guys, you are just about there as I write and you will be past the
blisters stage. Your feet will be well toughened. But if you are still
in need of remedy suggestions don't hesitate to contact me.
I hope the weather has been as good along the way as it has been over
here - 4 days of rain in the 4 weeks. Oh yes and can I take this opportunity
to say Happy 40th. to Iain for the 21st.(and hi to Paula) It's Alice's
15th birthday tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing images of the trip.
Let me know where I can see them in England?
Well, congratulations to both of you on a successful trip and enjoy London.
Lots of love,
Colin and Carol still at The Swan Llansawel, Following your progress with
great interest and looking forward to your book, Colin missed you in Abingdon
but perhaps you will pass this way again and have a beer or two on us,
luck and happy droving Colin "Swan"
Day 24, Thursday 25th
Dear Peter, Simon, dog & goose
Been following your progress - you certainly picked the right weather
to do this walking. Have enjoyed the message board comments. I had no
idea there was an old Drover's Road in Canton - must go and find it this
Don't hitch any lifts on canal boats!
Looking forward to seeing you at journey's end.
love Jake and Carys
Day 23, Wednesday 25th
Hi Peter and Simon and Gertie
Glad things have gone so well Well done Keep it up I should think London
will be a bit of a shock. Nick is going to meet you at Cardiff Keep in
you like mad Love Jill
Day 22, Tuesday 24th
Hope is well, there is no sight finer than a man and his goose striding
out across the fields. I am enjoying the maps, sounds and photographs.
love Iain and Paula.
P.S. I was 40 yesterday.
Day 17, Thursday 19th
we are following your journey with interest and keeping granpa up to date
by printing off the web site ! hope it hasn,t been umbrella and wellie
walking today,it,s been pouring here. look forward to hearing your news
love anne &harryxx
Day 11, Friday 13th
thought we would send a brief report to the message board..
DAY 9. Wobage Farm, Herefordshire our first rest day, perry harvest in
thanks to jem and pet for putting us up and to all those people who have
given us a welcome in the hillside on our way through..
crossed the border yesterday and walked through country peppered with
welsh and english place names, we gathered blackberries from all of them,
will make 'border' jam tomorrow. as we arrived here last night at 8pm
hot air balloons were dropping infields nearby and slowly deflating, this
feels like what we are doing today..resting feet and bones.
so many rich encounters so far, walking pace feels so ancient at times;
however yesterday walking on the A40 dual carriageway against the traffic
was our most extreme encounter with the car so far.
scots pine herald us at significant turns, we seem to syncronise with
swallows most mornings as we set out..at Tre Phillip they were circling
the house at 7am casting shadows into our bedroom and calling us on. Gertie,
Petes dog is doing famously and keeping the pack together, the goose is
looking a little worse for wear.
we wanted to ask if anyone knew which of the london bridges has a bye
law which allows the movement of cattle and sheep across it..a man in
a pub in Bwlch told us about this but couldn't remember which bridge.
also any remedies for shin splints welcomed..
no access to web, but messages are relayed to us occasionally
best for now
Simon & Pete
Day 10, Thursday 12th
Hope your journey is going well and you are enjoying the sunshine and
scenery. See you are at Wobage today so love to you all, good luck
Anne & Harry
Lovely to read your journey... even more exciting doing it backwards.
Quite dizzying actually- and such a long way, in steps and contrasts!
What sights you must be seeing. Does the air smell different? Enjoyed
seeing the enve-maps. Confused, is the wiggly line a Drovers Road? or
Wish you both very well.
Colin & Carol "THE SWAN" Llansawel, Keep trekking boys dog
& goose. All here following your progress, perhaps you should have
taken our cat and the dalmations with you, Colin is trying to locate old
drove road maps to pass to you, Glen thinks most were passed by word of
mouth, but some have been recorded.
Good luck and fair weather Colin "SWAN"
Day 9, Wednesday 11th
My feet still hurt, though its been a week. Hoping you are doing fine
and the guys too. Been looking at the webfeet site and wonder how come
the goose's feet get more notice than canine hoofs which do more hard
work than anyone?
Anyway, enough. The rain has stopped here and a little more harvest to
Take care all of you and walk well.
Day 8, Tuesday 10th
I am enjoying the daily maps and messages. (Lovely to see how close you
have been to where we spent our lovely holiday in the Brecon beacons.)
Wishing you more zebras and treasures under trees.
Hi there Simon and Peter
Chinook sounds ominous - friends around the country have reported the
skies more filled than normal with these machines. The applemint gets
my vote. Been filming birds on wires and trying to figure out the music
they make all summer. Swallows and Martins about to leg it to Africa.
Wonder if you might come across any of their parting shapes/tunes/messages..
Looking forward to seeing you in London SBC
best wishes along your way
Day 7, Monday 9th
Hi Peter, Simon and Gertie
So glad to hear from Ellie that all is well. Looking forward to seeing
you on Wednesday Do let us know where to meet and if you need anything
Lots of love Jilly
glad to hear that you are on your way, we'd love to know more about your
route and where you are being led. Is the drove now all turned to A-road
and moterway or is there still quite some untarmaced earth to be trodden?
Si, I thought you weren't allowed any of Mrs. Jones' cake, you know you
must look after those toes of yours, naughty and nice but they won't thank
you for it!! lots of love and luck, and the kettles on here if you pass
by our little bit of drove road. j & p
Day 6, Sunday 8th
Not getting any of your daily postings showing -
But hope all's jolly bloody good on the road -
love from London - A xxxx
Hi there, keeping up on your travels, how are the feet, the dog and the
Day 5, Saturday 7th
Colin and Carol at "The Swan" Llansawel following your progress
also keepin Glenville informed, Colin hoping to bump into you on your
journey good luck
How's it hangin?
Hope to catch up with you along the way. I'm very proud to have such a
mad brother whose happy to make an ass of himself
the square one
Day 4, Friday 6th
Bet Davies here is incredibly interested in your journey and has a couple
Are there tar on the animals feet?
Where will you be on Monday?
She also has some advice: keep an eye open for 3 Scots pines! They mark
a hostel or overnight accommodation.
Thanks and enjoy!
Dear Drovers all
Any chance of dating your diary postings. ? There are the remains of an
old Drovers Road in Canton - Do you know it ? It's right next to the Leckwith
and Droves Allotments. Still lined with May trees - but probably not for
much longer ;the CCC want to sell the land for 'retail development' ie
shops.Get thete before it's covered in concrete.
Keep on keeping on.
Richard Berry Cardiff
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