I’m not quite sure if it was at 2am in the middle of a gale, or during the third consecutive day of torrential rain and punishing hail that I officially declared the trip to have been a stupid idea! My intentions were good; spend four days in the beautiful English Lake District, hike a few … More All the Gear and a Stupid Idea
One of the questions I am most frequently asked when I tell people about my plan to walk 2,260 miles from Mexico to Canada is “how will you carry all your food?” Well the short answer is that I wont, well at least not all of it. This whole long-distance endeavour becomes much more digestible … More Will Walk for Food – My PCT Resupply Strategy
When I was much younger than I am today, a wise man once told me that there was no such thing as a stupid question. There are naive questions, tedious questions, ill-phrased questions and questions posed after inadequate self-criticism, but no stupid questions. Every inquiry, he proclaimed, was a cry for understanding. Generally I would … More No Such Thing as a Stupid Question
It was about Barstow when the drugs hit … No, no wait! Wrong story … that was my previous life! In my current life, the year of the humungous walk has finally arrived. The months of waiting are now sufficiently small that I am now counting the weeks instead. My excitement has definitely moved up … More Fear and Loathing on the Pacific Crest Trail
The planned start date for my little amble is still more than 5 months away. It feels like an eternity, surely I have oodles of time to plan and prepare? Maybe, maybe not; if all these years on this spinning rock have taught me one thing, it is that the concept of time as a … More Solvitur Ambulando … It is Solved by Walking!